Genera : 3
Species: 7 - 8
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Distribution: In eastern North American and in East Asia.
Economic Uses: As cultivted ornamental species, with some grown for their bark and edible fruits, the tupelo.
Defining Features of Interest: The autumn colors of the leaves are especially brilliant in this family, wqhich is stable and not greatly disputed by botanists.
Fossil Evidence:Fossil fruits in the Eocene and some qustionable fossils in teh Cretaceous.
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