Buckthorn or Coffeeberry Family
|FORM Trees and shrubs usually thorny, many with medicinal value
Genera 51-55 genera, and 900 species.
Species in our area (Gray); (B&B)43
Distribution Tropical and subtropical Very wide spread but their center of diversity is in California
Flowers Perfect some imperfect
#Parts petals 4-5 sepals 4-5 Stamens opposite the petals.
Leaves alternate or opposite