Smilacaceae

Ventenat
Common names: Catbrier Family
Found in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 468. Mentioned on page 12, 13, 14, 17, 20.
Shrubs, herbs, or vines, perennial, rhizomatous. Stems erect or climbing, usually prickly, sometimes unarmed. Leaves opposite or alternate, prominently 3-veined, reticulate between veins, usually bearing tendrils, usually leathery. Inflorescences umbellate [or racemose or spicate]. Flowers unisexual, staminate and pistillate on different plants; tepals 6, distinct, rarely united into perianth tube; stamens 2–3-whorled, anthers 1-locular; pistillate flowers bearing staminodes, pistil 3-carpellate; ovary 2-locular, 1–2 ovules per locule. Fruits baccate. Seeds 1–3.
Facts about "Smilacaceae"
AuthorWalter C. Holmes +
Common nameCatbrier Family +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
Referencearber1920a +, coker1944a +, duncan1975a +, fernald1944a +, judd1998a +, mangaly1968a +, morong1894a + and pennell1916b +
Taxon nameSmilacaceae +
Taxon rankfamily +
VolumeVolume 26 +