Nyssaceae


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Nyssaceae

[nə′sās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Cornales characterized by perfect or unisexual flowers with imbricate petals, a solitary ovule in each locule, a unilocular ovary, and more stamens than petals.
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Wood Middle-Late Santonian Nyssaceae Davidia antiqua (Newberry) Leaf/fruit Early Paleocene Manchester 2002 Davidia antiqua (Newberry) Leaf/fruit Paleocene Manchester 2002 Nyssa Pollen Middle Oligocene Nyssa sp.
In my earlier review of dogwoods, I presented arguments against the recognition of Nyssaceae as a distinct family from Cornaceae (Eyde, 1988).
Morphological and paleobotanical studies of the Nyssaceae. I.
Size differences, sex ratio, and spatial distribution of male and female water tupelo, Nyssa aquatica (Nyssaceae).
Lee and Fairbrothers (1978), combining multifarious data with serological information, go so far as to suggest that the Rubiaceae is more closely related to the Cornaceae and Nyssaceae than to the Gentianales and Dipsacales.