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A family of dicotyledonous trees or shrubs in the order Hamamelidales characterized by united carpels, alternate leaves, perfect or unisexual flowers, and free filaments.



a family of dicotyledons. Members of Hamamelidaceae are trees or, more often, bushes, usually with regular leaves and stipules. The flowers are small, unisexual or bisexual, gathered into thick capitate or spicate inflorescences. The ovary is half-inferior or almost inferior; sometimes it is superior. The fruit is a boll. There are approximately 25 genera and 110 species, mainly in hot and warm regions of East Asia, but also in the Atlantic regions of North and Central America; a few species are found in South Africa and in tropical Australia. In the Tertiary period, Hamamelidaceae were found in Europe, too. One species of Hamamelidaceae, Persian ironwood, grows wild in the USSR, in Eastern Transcaucasia (Talysh); more than ten species from five genera are cultivated. The best known are the North American (Hamamelis virginiana), the bark and leaves of which are used to prepare blood-clotting agents, and species of the genus Liquidambar (sweet gum tree), which yield aromatic wood, resins, and balsams.


Takhtadzhian A. L. Sistema i filogeniia tsvetkovykh rastenii. Moscow-Leningrad, 1966. Pages 119-21.


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parsimonious tree, and Myrothamnus groups with Hamamelidaceae.
Table 1 Affinities of Gannera proposed or implied by various authors Proposed Source(s) affinity Haloragaceae/ Bentham & Hooker, 1865; de Candolle, 1868; Haloragales Engler & Prand (Peterson, 1893); Schindler, 1905; Hutchinson, 1973; Cronquist, 1981; Heywood, 1993 Urticales Jussieu, 1789; Battling, 1830; Endlicher, 1837 Arialaceae Lindley, 1846 Umbellales Gibbs, 1974 Onagraceae Gray, 1854; Gibbs, 1974; Doyle & Scogin, 1988a, 1988b Vitaceae Behnke, 1981; Thorne, 1992 Cornaceae Thorne, 1992 Connaraceae Behnke,1986 Eucryphiaceae Behnke,1986 Balanophoraceae Hooker, 1856; Hansen, 1980; Mabberley, 1993 Saxifragaceae Huber, 1963; Takhtajan, 1980, 1983; Dahlgren, 1983; Doyle & Scogin, 1988a, 1988b Hamamelidaceae Chase et al.
6A, B) (Endress, 1969), which is also known in some Hamamelidaceae and related families.
This is also the case in other families of Saxifragales , such as Hamamelidaceae (Corylopsis; Morley & Chao, 1977; Endress, 1989b; Parrotia; Endress, pers.
For Mione and Bogle (1990: 78), studying Hamamelidaceae, staminodes are "sterile floral appendages which are most certainly derived from stamens, i.
In the Hamamelidaceae it is difficult to distinguish among sterile phyllomes or appendages, staminodes, and nectaries.
Lauraceae), "winteroids" (Winteraceae, Illiciaceae), and eudicots (Eupteleaceae, Platanaceae, Hamamelidaceae, Tetracentraceae) are known (Page, 1981; Wheeler & Baas, 1991), but the precise relationships of many of these fossils and their evolutionary implications remain unknown.