Rutaceae


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Rutaceae

[rü′tās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Sapindales distinguished by mostly free stamens and glandular-punctate leaves.

Rutaceae

 

(rue), a family of dicotyledonous plants including trees, shrubs, and, less commonly, herbs. The leaves are most often alternate, simple or compound, and exstipulate. They usually have pellucid dots—glandules containing essential oil. The flowers are mostly bisexual and regular, and the perianth is four- or five-parted (rarely two- or three-parted). The number of stamens is usually two or more times as many as that of the petals. The gynoecium has four or five carpels. (Less commonly there are one to three or numerous carpels.)

There are about 150 genera of rue, embracing 1,600 species. They are found predominantly in tropical and subtropical zones, especially in Southern Africa and Australia. The USSR has 40 species, belonging to five genera. They include the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense), common rue (Ruta graveolens), and dittany (Dictamnus). Of the greatest practical significance are the citrus crops and medicinal plants, such as species of the genera Pilocarpus, Barosma, and Pagara. Some tropical species, such as satinwood (Chloroxylon swietenia), yield valuable lumber.

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De acuerdo con los resultados obtenidos en la presente investigacion, se destacan las siguientes conclusiones: (1) la comunidad estudiada presenta una alta riqueza y una alta diversidad de especies en comparacion con otras asociaciones vegetales de clima arido y semiarido del noreste de Mexico, (2) la curva de rango/abundancia de las especies se ajusto bien a una funcion log-normal, distribucion caracteristica en la mayoria de las comunidades vegetales maduras y en buen estado de conservacion, y (3) las familias con mayor importancia por su contribucion a la comunidad son Fabaceae, Rutaceae, Asteraceae y Verbenaceae, mientras que las especies mas importantes son Acacia amentacea y Zanthoxylum fagara.
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The families best represented were Lamiaceae and Rutaceae, with two species each.
The families that presented larger number of species were Lamiaceae (7), Asteraceae and Leguminosae (4) and Rutaceae (2), respectively.
Citrus is a common term for the family Rutaceae, natives of tropical and subtropical Asia.
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Keywords: lignans, Rutaceae, Zanthoxylum acuminatum.