Friday, 11 May 2012


Marcgraviaceae is a neotropical angiosperm family in the order Ericales.

The members of the family are shrubs, woody epiphytes and lianas with alternate, pinnately-nerved leaves. The flowers are arranged in racemes. The flowers are accompanied by modified, fleshy saccate bracts which produce nectar. Flowers are pentamerous. The fruit is a capsule.