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some or all fully compound
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Fruit or Cone
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Species Count: 215
Amaranthaceae
Anacardiaceae
Apiaceae
Apocynaceae
Asparagaceae
Asteraceae
Bignoniaceae
Boraginaceae
Brassicaceae
Cactaceae
Campanulaceae
Cannabaceae
Caprifoliaceae
Celastraceae
Commelinaceae
Cupressaceae
Cyperaceae
Ephedraceae
Euphorbiaceae
Fabaceae
Fagaceae
Garryaceae
Gentianaceae
Juglandaceae
Juncaceae
Krameriaceae
Lamiaceae
Loasaceae
Lythraceae
Malvaceae
Moraceae
Oleaceae
Onagraceae
Orchidaceae
Orobanchaceae
Papaveraceae
Phrymaceae
Pinaceae
Plantaginaceae
Poaceae
Polemoniaceae
Polygalaceae
Polygonaceae
Pteridaceae
Ranunculaceae
Rhamnaceae
Rosaceae
Rubiaceae
Rutaceae
Santalaceae
Saxifragaceae
Selaginellaceae
Solanaceae
Talinaceae
Verbenaceae
Vitaceae
Zygophyllaceae