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Тыквоцветные (Cucurbitales) 12/29/05—7/6/20

The Cucurbitales are an order of flowering plants, included in the rosid group of dicotyledons. This order mostly belongs to tropical areas, with limited presence in subtropic and temperate regions. The order includes shrubs and trees, together with many herbs and climbers. One major characteristic of the Cucurbitales is the presence of unisexual flowers, mostly pentacyclic, with thick pointed petals (whenever present). The pollination is usually performed by insects, but wind pollination is also present (in Coriariaceae and Datiscaceae).

The order consists of roughly 2600 species in eight families. The largest families are Begoniaceae (begonia family) with around 1500 species and Cucurbitaceae (gourd family) with around 900 species. These two families include the only economically important plants. Specifically, the Cucurbitaceae (gourd family) include some food species, such as squash, pumpkin (both from Cucurbita), watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris), and cucumber and melons (Cucumis). The Begoniaceae are known for their horticultural species, of which there are over 130 with many more varieties.
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Бегониевые (Begoniaceae) Begoniaceae is a family of flowering plants with two genera and about 1825 species occurring in the subtropics and...

Бегониевые (Begoniaceae)

Begoniaceae is a family of flowering plants with two genera and about 1825 species occurring in the subtropics and tropics of both the New World and Old World.…

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Тетрамелесовые (Tetramelaceae) The Tetramelaceae are a family of plants formerly classed in the Datiscaceae family. It contains two genera, Octomeles...

Тетрамелесовые (Tetramelaceae)

The Tetramelaceae are a family of plants formerly classed in the Datiscaceae family. It contains two genera, Octomeles and Tetrameles, each with a single…

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Тыквенные (Cucurbitaceae) The Cucurbitaceae, also called cucurbits and the gourd family, are a plant family consisting of about 965 species in...

Тыквенные (Cucurbitaceae)

The Cucurbitaceae, also called cucurbits and the gourd family, are a plant family consisting of about 965 species in around 95 genera, the most important of…

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