DIVERSITY OF LIFE TOMPKINS COUNTY FLORA

Apocynaceae

YYPG SYNONYMS:
Asclepiadaceae, Carissaceae, Cerberaceae, Cryptostegiaceae, Cynanchaceae, Ophioxylaceae, Pacouriaceae, Periplocaceae, Plumeriaceae, Stapeliaceae, Vincaceae, Willughbieaceae

Dogbane Family

Traditionally, it has been generally understood that the family Asclepiadaceae (the milkweeds) was derived from an ancestor within the family Apocynaceae. The two familes share numerous features, such as usually opposite or whorled leaves, a strong tendency to milky sap, bi-carpellate follicular fruits, winged or plumose seeds, etc. The molecular systematists have recently independently discovered this fact - that Apocynaceae is rendered paraphyletic if Asclepiadaceae is recognized. We follow this modern placement here. Thus, two genera formerly placed in Asclepiadaceae in our flora (the native Asclepias and introduced Vincetoxicum are now placed in the broader Apocynaceae.
Apocynum Asclepias Periploca Vinca Vincetoxicum

Apocynaceae found in keys:
keys  Families of Dicotyledons



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Adenium

Adenium

Adenium multiflorum

Adenium multiflorum

Adenium multiflorum

Adenium multiflorum

Adenium multiflorum

Adenium obesum

Adenium obesum

Adenium obesum

Adenium obesum

Adenium obesum

Adenium obesum

Adenium obesum

Adenium obesum

Allamanda cathartica

Allamanda cathartica

Allamanda cathartica

Allamanda cathartica

Alstonia constricta

Alyxia buxifolia

Alyxia buxifolia

Alyxia buxifolia

Alyxia buxifolia

Alyxia daphnoides

Alyxia daphnoides

Alyxia daphnoides

Alyxia daphnoides

Alyxia daphnoides

Alyxia ilicifolia

Alyxia magnifolia

Amsonia glaberrima

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Apocynum

Apocynum

Apocynum

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum

Araujia sericifera

Araujia sericifera

Araujia sericifera

Araujia sericifera

Araujia sericifera

Araujia sericifera

Araujia sericifera

Asclepias

Asclepias

Asclepias

Asclepias

Asclepias

Asclepias

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