Crossosomataceae

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Crossosomataceae

[¦krä·sə‚sō·mə¦tās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A monogeneric family of xerophytic shrubs in the order Dilleniales characterized by perigynous flowers, seeds with thin endosperm, and small, entire leaves.
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23 Dec 2001.--Type: Crossosoma Nutt.; Crossosomataceae Engl., 1897.
25 Mar 1993.--Type: Crossosoma Nutt.; Crossosomataceae Engl., 1897.
Over 12 individuals of Catalina crossosoma have been established and are now fruiting.