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Dryadoideae
Dryas × suendermannii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Dryadoideae
(Lam. & DC.) Sweet
Genera

Cercocarpus Kunth
Chamaebatia Benth.
Dryas L.
Purshia DC. ex Poir. (including Cowania)

The Dryadoideae subfamily of the Rosaceae consists of four genera. These genera are unusual in the family Rosaceae because they all have the nitrogen-fixing bacteria called Frankia in their roots. Dryadoideae plants are subshrubs, shrubs, or small trees. Their fruits are either an achene or an aggregate of achenes.


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