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Bittersweet
Bittersweet
Bittersweet
Bittersweet
Bittersweet (Celastraceae)
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Exploring the Bittersweet Plants

8 most common species:

All Species of Bittersweet

Gloveria
Gloveria
Gloveria
Reissantia
Reissantia
Reissantia
Mystroxylon
Mystroxylon
Mystroxylon
Putterlickia
Putterlickia
Putterlickia
Monimopetalum
Monimopetalum
Monimopetalum
Loeseneriella
Loeseneriella
Loeseneriella
Arnicratea
Arnicratea
Arnicratea
Plagiopteron
Plagiopteron
Plagiopteron
Cheiloclinium
Cheiloclinium
Cheiloclinium
Tripterygium
Tripterygium
Tripterygium
Brexia
Brexia
Brexia
Brexia is a shrub or small tree, usually 3 to 7 m, but occasionally up to 10 m high. The leathery leaf blades are between 3.5 cm and 50 cm long and 2 cm and 11 cm wide. Each inflorescence may consist of usually between three and twelve flowers, but may occasionally contain as few as one and as many as seventeen flowers. The fully grown fruit is a drupe of 4 to 10 cm × 2 to 3 cm, ovoid to cylindric, with five prominent ribs. It contains brown or almost black, finely wrinkled, irregularly compressed, oval, keeled seeds of 4.5 to 8 cm× 3 to 3.5 mm. Brexia naturally grows on the coast of East Africa, on Madagascar, the Comoros and Seychelles.
Pterocelastrus
Pterocelastrus
Pterocelastrus
Pterocelastrus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Celastraceae containing 17 species.
Salacia
Salacia
Salacia
Salacias are woody climbers naturally found in tropical regions.
Microtropis
Microtropis
Microtropis
There are about 70 species. They are trees and shrubs, evergreen or deciduous, with oppositely arranged leaves and white or yellowish flowers. Microtropis are distributed in Asia, Africa, and Central America.
Crucifixion Thorn
Canotia
Crucifixion Thorn
The crucifixion Thorn genus contains only one species, Canotia holacantha. This is a flowering shrub that thrives in arid areas. It is a common sight in the deserts of the southwestern parts of the United States. This plant is known for its branches with sharp thorns.
Lepuropetalon
Lepuropetalon
Lepuropetalon
Mayten
Maytenus
Mayten
Schaefferia
Schaefferia
Schaefferia
Schaefferia is a genus of flowering shrubs and small trees in the family Celastraceae. Members of the genus are found in the Neotropics. The plants are dioecious, with flowers that are unisexual by abortion. The flowers are usually clustered in the leaf axil, although they are solitary in some species. The fruit is a drupe. Acevedo-Rodríguez reports 16 species in the genus.
Tripterococcus
Tripterococcus
Tripterococcus
Elaeodendron
Elaeodendron
Elaeodendron
Lauridia
Lauridia
Lauridia
Tricerma
Tricerma
Tricerma
Stackhousia
Stackhousia
Stackhousia
Spike thorn
Gymnosporia
Spike thorn
Spike thorn is an Old World genus of plants, that comprise suffrutices, shrubs and trees. It was formerly considered congeneric with Maytenus, but more recent investigations separated it based on the presence of achyblasts (truncated branchlets) and spines, alternate leaves or fascicles of leaves, an inflorescence that forms a dichasium, mostly unisexual flowers, and fruit forming a dehiscent capsule, with an aril on the seed. The genus occurs in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. The genus includes some 114 species.
Staff vines
Celastrus
Staff vines
Staff vines are a group of shrubs and vines that have small white, pink, or greenish flowers and berries with three valves. Some species are cultivated as ornamentals, but other species are invasive. Many species are often named 'bittersweet' because colonists in the Americas during the 18th century mistook these species as nightshade (Solanum dulcamara), which was also called 'bittersweet.'
Sand paper bush
Mortonia
Sand paper bush
Sand paper bushs are rough, hairy shrubs with leathery leaves and panicles of fleshy white to purplish flowers. They bear nutlets containing 1 seed each. They are native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where they are most abundant in dry regions.
Spindle trees
Euonymus
Spindle trees
Spindle trees grow around the world and exhibit a range of flowers and leaves. Indeed, one European species is known as "burning bush" because its bright red flowers resemble flames. Today, the wood is often used to create small tools, handles, and pegs, along with the eponymous spindles. Spindle trees grow pink and orange fruits that are poisonous if consumed. Some varieties including the glossy, baby, bigleaf, and purpleleaf are used for ornamental purposes in landscaping.
Bog-Stars
Parnassia
Bog-Stars
Bog-Stars grow in a variety of habitats, including damp woods, fens, and alpine meadows. They are widely cultivated in parts of Ireland for their flowers, which are also used as a clan symbol by an Irish missionary. A British county depicts the flowers on their flag as well, making the plants easily recognizable in certain parts of the United Kingdom.
Crossopetalum
Crossopetalum
Crossopetalum
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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