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armed
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Melissa Islam & Pam Regensberg (Denver Botanic Gardens)
Species Count: 316
Aizoaceae
Alismataceae
Amaranthaceae
Amaryllidaceae
Anacardiaceae
Apiaceae
Apocynaceae
Araceae
Asparagaceae
Asteraceae
Boraginaceae
Brassicaceae
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Onagraceae
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Scrophulariaceae
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Tamaricaceae
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Zygophyllaceae