Euphorbiaceae

Euphorbiaceae - -Alternate opposite whorled-Simple(Compound Xerophytic Stipules Usually Glands Size-280 Genera-7300 Species 5 th largest in Texas

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Euphorbiaceae (Spurge) Floral Characters The flowers are imperfect, and the plants are usually monoecious. Note that a staminate flower  has only one stamen, while a carpellate flower has a syncarpous gynoecium of three carpels. Fruit Characters - Schizocarp - Capsule Vegetative Characters - Tree, Shrub, Herb Leaves - Milky Latex
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Unformatted text preview: -Alternate, opposite, whorled -Simple (Compound) Xerophytic Stipules, Usually Glands Size-280 Genera-7300 Species - 5 th largest in Texas Importance-Food for Dove & Quail-Rubber-Tapioca-Castor Oil-Poison Examples Euphorbia Croton Sapium – Chinese Tallow Ricinus...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course RLEM 304 taught by Professor Hatch during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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