Rosaceae (rose) family

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Rosaceae species (Prunus serotina)

Common Name and Type Genus: Rose family, derived from the Rosa genus

Distribution: Worldwide, with increased occurrence in non-tropical regions in the Northern Hemisphere

Family Size: Approximately 100 genera and 5,000 species

Notable Genera: The rose family also contains many species of fruit-bearing trees, such as apple (Malus spp.), pear (Pyrus spp.), as well as cherry, apricot, plum, and almond (Prunus genus).

Comments: None.

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