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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Chloranthaceae (from the genus Chloranthus, signifying green flowers). Chloranthus Family. Fig. 14. Herbs, shrubs or trees: leaves opposite: flowers bisexual or unisexual, regular, very small, subtended by bracts, and mostly borne in spikes; perianth 0; stamens in the bisexual flowers 1-3, united with each other and with the ovary; in the staminate inflorescence inserted on a common axis and forming a spike; carpels 1, with 1 pendent ovule; stigma sessile: fruit drupaceous.

Three genera and about 35 species occur, in tropical America, East Asia, and the islands of the Pacific Ocean. The family is related to the Piperaceae and Saururaceae. The opposite leaves, the few stamens, which are often unilaterally united with the 1-celled ovary, and the suspended ovule, are peculiar.

The roots of Chloranthus officinalis have a camphor-like odor, and are used in the East as a febrifuge.

One species of Chloranthus is grown in greenhouses for foliage and berries.CH

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