Moraceae

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Moraceae
Castilla elastica - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-174.jpg
Panama rubber tree (Castilla elastica)
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Gaudich.[1]
Genera

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The Moraceae — eften cried the mulberry faimily or fig faimily — are a faimily o flouerin plants comprisin aboot 40 genera an ower 1000 species. Maist are widespread in tropical an subtropical regions, less sae in temperate climates. The anly synapomorphy within Moraceae is presence o laticifers an milky sap in aw parenchymatous tissues, but generally uisefu field characters include twa carpels sometimes wi ane reduced, compoond inconspicuous flouers, an compoond fruits.[2] Included are well-kent plants such as the fig, banyan, breadfruit, mulberry, an Osage-orange. The 'flouers' o Moraceae are eften pseudanthia (reduced inflorescences).

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  1. Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  2. Judd et al. (2008)