APOCYNFamily SN: Apocynaceae
Family CN: Dogbane Family
Family Parent: [in GENTIANALES]
Summary: As here circumscribed including the Asclepiadaceae, a family of about 480 genera and about 4800 species, lianas, shrubs, herbs, and trees, widespread in tropical and temperate areas. There appears to be overwhelming evidence favoring the combination of the Asclepiadaceae into the Apocynaceae; see, for instance, Rosatti (1989), Sennblad & Bremer (1996), and many others.
Reference: Rosatti (1989); Liede (1997a).
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