This family of mainly evergreen shrubs, comprises 4 genera and 100 species. They are mostly tropical or temperate with small simple leaves. The small flowers grow in the leaf axils and have parts in sixes and are followed by small, fleshy fruits. Buxus sempervirens, the common Box, is much cultivated in temperate gardens to form neat hedges.
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Buxaceae
Botanical characteristics of this family, with illustrations of Buxus and Pachysandra.
Buxaceae
Botanical characteristics of this family, with illustrations of Buxus and Pachysandra.
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