Desfontainia

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Desfontainia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/desfontainia/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

Family

  • Potaliaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

bud
Immature shoot protected by scales that develops into leaves and/or flowers.
family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Desfontainia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/desfontainia/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

A small genus of some five species, native of S. America, once placed in the family Loganiaceae but, with a few tropical and subtropical genera, now considered to constitute an independent family – the Potaliaceae – which differs from Loganiaceae in the fleshy fruits and in the flowers, the lobes of which are contorted in bud (convolute), each overlapping its neighbour along one edge only.