PapaveraceaePoppy family

  - Leaves simple, alternate, serrate, pinnately lobed.
  - Without stipules.
  - Watery orange latex.
  - Flowers unisexual, without petals, not showy, in large inflorescences.
  - Fruits spindle-shaped, green to tan, 2 valves fall away revealing single arillate seed.

Diagnosis: One tree species, watery orange latex, without stipules, large alternate leaves, pinnately lobed and margin serrate, pale blue-white below.

Similar families
Asteraceae: no orange sap, margin weakly toothed or entire.
Solanaceae: strong rank odor, margin not serrate.

Diversity: Total: 1 genus, 1 species. Trees: 1 genus, 1 species.

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