Dogbane family

FORM  herbs and shrubs

Genera     180        

Species  1500 in our area 11  (Gray);     (B&B)43

Distribution greatest diviersity in tropics and subtropics. Most common genus in or area Apocynum dogbanes.

Flowers regular

#Parts    calyx 5 fused sepals, 5 fused petals forming a bell-shaped corolla, 5 stamens.    

Symmetry regular

Leaves simple entire leaves, opposite or in whorls.

Most members have a milky juice, some are poisonous. Related to Milkweeds.