Degeneriaceae

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Degeneriaceae

[‚dē·jen·ə‚rī′ās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Magnoliales characterized by laminar stamens; a solitary, pluriovulate, unsealed carpel; and ruminate endosperm.
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Evolution in isolation is responsible for the existence of plants so strange that a new family has had to be created to include them, such as Lactoris fernandeziana, the only member of the Lactoridaceae, which is endemic to the Juan Fernandez Islands, and Degeneria vitiensis, which is endemic to the Fiji Islands and is the only member of the Degeneriaceae.
in Degeneria - the carpels are not "open," as often reported
For example, there are three or four whorled leafy cotyledons in Degeneria (Swamy, 1949), and three or four massive storage cotyledons in Idiospermum (Wilson, 1979), primitive members of the Magnoliales and Laurales, respectively.