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A monotypic genus which owes its name to the character of the flower, in which the numerous perianth segments, as in Berberis, are not differentiated into distinct whorls of sepals and petals. In fact, the two genera are in no way related. Berberidopsis, at one time placed in the family Bixaceae, is now considered to belong to the Flacourtiaceae, together with Azara, Idesia, Carrierea, Poliothyrsis, Xylosma, and a few tropical and subtropical genera.

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