Author:
Jan Scholten
Type:
Chapter:
664.17.00

664.17.00 Marcgraviaceae
Botany: 8 genera; neotropical; shrubs, woody epiphytes, lianas; alternate, pinnately nerved leaves; flowers in racemes, with modified, fleshy saccate bracts which produce nectar; fruit is a capsule.
Genera: Marcgravia, Marcgraviastrum, Norantea, Pseudosarcopera, Ruyschia, Sarcopera, Schwartzia, Souroubea.