Ebenaceae


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Ebenaceae

[‚eb·ə′nās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Ebenales, in which a latex system is absent and flowers are mostly unisexual with the styles separate, at least distally.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ebenaceae

 

a family of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs. The leaves are usually alternate and entire. The regular flowers are for the most part unisexual and three– to seven-parted. The fruit most often is a berry. There are about 450 species, making up five to seven genera. The plants occur mainly in the tropics and subtropics. In the USSR species of the largest genus—Diospyros (persimmon)—grow in the Caucasus. Many Ebenaceae yield valuable lumber (ebony) and edible fruit.

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