Tetracentraceae


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Tetracentraceae

[‚te·trə‚sen′trās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous trees in the order Trochodendrales distinguished by possession of a perianth, four stamens, palmately veined leaves, and secretory idioblasts.
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Other tropical families that spread to the extratropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere included the Magnoliaceae (Liriodendron, Magnolia); Tetracentraceae (Tetra-centron); Juglandaceae (Carya, Engelhardia [=Engel-hardtia], Juglans); and Hippocastanaceae (Aesculus).
Gray Tetracentraceae Tetracentron 10f, 11B TETR Trochodendraceae sinense Oliv.
By the end of the Cretaceous, woods with combinations of characters present in extant Magnoliales (Magnoliaceae, Eupomatiaceae), Laurales (Chloranthaceae, Monimiaceae s.l., 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.