Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Staff Tree Family)

The Celastraceae are poorly represented in the Gila National Forest. They are more common in tropical zones than in temperate regions. They have regular flowers with a well-developed hypanthium. The seeds usually have a brightly colored structured called an "aril" attached.

Paxistima myrsinites (Mountain Lover)

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