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Rhamnus cathartica

Rhamnaceae-Buckthorn Family

by Steven D. Glenn
Not peer reviewed
Last modified: 03/11/2013

Key to the genera of Rhamnaceae

1. Leaves 3-nerved from the base; flowers numerous; petals present, long-clawed...Ceanothus
1. Leaves not 3-nerved; flowers few; petals, when present, with short or no claw...2. 

2. Flowers 4-merous ...Rhamnus

2. Flowers 5-merous ...Frangula

List of Rhamnaceae genera


References to Rhamnaceae

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