The Sapindaceae

"Soapberry Family"

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The Sapindaceae family is comprised of 147 genera made up of 2,215 different species. Serjania, the major genus of the family is made up of 215 species and the Acer genus has 111-200 species. The Sapindaceae are primarily located in Tropical to subtropical areas extending into the north temperate region. They are found in abundance in Asia and America. In the United States and Canada there are 19 genera and 64 species, the Acer, Aesculus, and Sapindus.

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Evolutionary Adaptations and Relationships