This family of tropical trees, shrubs and climbers comprises 180 genera and 1500 species. The leaves are typically simple and entire and arranged in opposite pairs. The large flowers are regular with 4 or 5 petals, often forming a funnel or dish shape. Members of this family are much cultivated in the tropics and many are grown under glass in more temperate regions.

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The Apocynaceae
Information on this family with photographs of a number of species.
Apocynaceae
The characteristics of the Periwinkle family which includes about 1500 species.
Apocynaceae
Botanical description of this family with illustrations and technical drawings of Vinca, Nerium and Clitandra.
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