Ginseng family

FORM mainly trees and shrubs a few herbs

Genera        55        

Species 700 in our area 43

Distribution mostly tropical

Flowers small regular inflorescence normally an umbel.

#Parts    5 minute sepals, 3-many petals norm 5 petals and 5 stamens which alternate with the petals.

Symmetry Regular

Leaves simple or compound basal or alternate.


English Ivy is a popular cultivated member of this family