Betulaceae


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Related to Betulaceae: Myricaceae, Juglandaceae, Cornaceae, Fagaceae

Betulaceae

(bech″ŭ-lās′ē-ē″) [ Betula + -aceae]
The family of flowering trees that include birches and beeches. Tree pollen from members of this family produces allergic reactions in many people in the early spring.
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For example, Tippo (1938) used this conception of specialization in an effort to infer the relationships among a large group of flowering plant families: "The Betulaceae are on a lower plane of anatomical specialization than the Casuarinaceae .
Keywords: Pheophorbide a Chlorophyll derived compound Cancer Carpinus betalus Betulaceae
It is already well-known that the Betulaceae family, which is widely found in Belgian forests, contains various triterpenoids associated with marked anticancer and anti-HIV properties (Krasutsky 2006).
The most important commercial species in the United States and Canada include yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis), paper birch (Betula papyrifera) and sweet birch (Betula lenta), of the Family Betulaceae.
In the Betulaceae (birches, alders, and relatives), fruits vary from small, winged nutlets in some Alnus and Betula, to medium-sized nutlets with a leafy involucre in Carpinus and Ostrya, to large nuts in Corylus (Stone, 1973; Crane, 1989).