Sapindaceae

The Sapindaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Sapindales known as the soapberry family. It contains 138 genera and 1858 accepted species, including maple, ackee, horse chestnut and lychee. Sapindaceae species occur in temperate to tropical regions, many in laurel forest habitat, throughout the world. Many are laticiferous, i.e. they contain latex, a milky sap, and many contain mildly toxic saponins with soap-like qualities in either the foliage and/or the seeds, or roots.[citation needed] The largest genera are Serjania, Paullinia, Acer and Allophylus.[citation needed] The largely temperate genera formerly separated in the families Aceraceae (Acer, Dipteronia) and Hippocastanaceae (Aesculus, Billia, Handeliodendron) were included within a more broadly circumscribed Sapindaceae by the APG.[citation needed] Recent research has confirmed the inclusion of these genera in Sapindaceae.

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WordWord FrequencyNumber of ArticlesRelevance
sapindaceae52700.376
genera495080.193
soapberry2710.171
acer27150.136

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