Sterculiaceae


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Sterculiaceae

[stər‚kyü·lē′ās·ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the order Malvales distinguished by imbricate or contorted petals, bilocular anthers, and ten to numerous stamens arranged in two or more whorls.

Sterculiaceae

 

a family of dicotyledonous plants including trees, shrubs, and, less frequently, herbs. The flowers, which are usually regular and bisexual, are gathered in compound inflorescences. The five or, less frequently, three sepals are fused at the base. There are usually five petals; often the petals are reduced or absent altogether. The stamens are in two whorls; the ones in the outer whorl often are transformed into stamenodia or do not develop at all. The filaments of the stamens merge to form the style. In many species the stamens and pistil extend over the perianth (on the androgynophore). The ovary usually consists of five carpels. The fruits vary in shape, sometimes dividing into separate fruitlets. There are about 1,000 species, embracing more than 60 genera. The plants are found chiefly in the tropics of both hemispheres. Species of the genera Theobromus (cacao), Cola, and Sterculia are of practical significance.

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Monachino y Moldenke (1940) describieron el genero monotipico Veeresia Monachino (1940) del estado de Hidalgo, ubicandolo dentro de la familia Sterculiaceae, subtribu Helicterereae y relacionandolo con el genero asiatico Reevesia Lindl., mencionando que se diferenciaba de este por la presencia de estaminodios y otros caracteres no especificados; sin embargo, Monachino y Moldenke omitieron que las especies asiaticas de Reevesia si presentan estaminodios.
This forest type was represented by Hopea hainanensis and Hopea exalata of the Dipterocarpaceae, Heritiera parvifolia of the Sterculiaceae, Amesiodendron chinense of the Sapindaceae, Homalium hainanense of the Salicaceae, Alphonsea monogyana of the Annonaceae, and Gironniera subaequalis of the Ulmaceae.
'Red Ginger' (Zingiberaceae), cupuacu tree Theobroma grandiflorum (Sterculiaceae) and Cordia trichotoma Arrabida ex Steudel (Boraginaceae) were sampled from shaded cacao plantations in the municipalities of Ilheus and Valenca, state of Bahia.
(Sterculiaceae) barks in Swiss albino mice," Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, vol.
The recent circumscription recognized this family on the basis of a number of morphological and molecular data which divided it into four traditional families: Tiliaceae, Bombacaceae, Sterculiaceae and Malvaceae sensu stricto (s.s.) [1,2,7,8,10,54,43,41].
Bean Down regulation of (Sterculiaceae) hydroxyproline and pepsin-resistant hydroxyproline content 28.