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These . Guidelines represent the shared experience of . members and groups throughout the service areas in the United States and Canada. They also reflect guidance given through the Twelve Traditions and the General Service Conference (. and Canada). In keeping with our Tradition of autonomy, except in matters affecting other groups or . as a whole, most decisions are made by the group conscience of the members involved. The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist in reaching an Informed group conscience.

A wide variety of growth forms are present: shrubs are most common (. Coffea , Psychotria ), but members of the family can also be trees (. Cinchona , Nauclea ), lianas (. Psychotria samoritourei ), or herbs (. Galium , Spermacoce ). Some epiphytes are also present (. Myrmecodia ). The plants usually contain iridoids , various alkaloids , and raphide crystals are common. The leaves are simple, undivided, and entire; leaf blades are usually elliptical, with a cuneate base and an acute tip. In three genera ( Pavetta , Psychotria , Sericanthe ), bacterial leaf nodules can be observed as dark spots or lines on the leaves. The phyllotaxis is usually decussate, rarely whorled (. Fadogia ), or rarely alternate resulting from the suppression of one leaf at each node (. Sabicea sthenula ). Characteristic for the Rubiaceae is the presence of stipules that are mostly fused to an interpetiolar structure on either side of the stem between the opposite leaves. Their inside surface often bears glands called "colleters", which produce mucilaginous compounds protecting the young shoot. The "whorled" leaves of the herbaceous Rubieae tribe have classically been interpreted as true leaves plus interpetiolar leaf-like stipules. The inflorescence is a cyme , rarely of solitary flowers (. Rothmannia ), and is either terminal or axillary and paired at the nodes. The flowers are usually bisexual and usually epigynous. The perianth is usually biseriate , although the calyx is absent in some taxa (. Theligonum ). The calyx has four or five sepals with basally fused lobes. The corolla is sympetalous with four or five lobes, mostly actinomorphic, usually tubular, mostly white or creamy but also yellow (. Gardenia spp., Mycelia basiflora ), and rarely blue (. Faramea calyptrata ) or red (. Alberta magna , Ixora coccinea ). They have four or five stamens , which are alternipetalous and epipetalous. Anthers are longitudinal in dehiscence, but some genera are poricidal (. Rustia ). The gynoecium is syncarpous with an inferior ovary (rarely secondarily superior, . Gaertnera , Pagamea [2] ). Placentation is axial, rarely parietal (. Gardenia ); ovules are anatropous to hemitropous, unitegmic, with a funicular obturator , one to many per carpel. Nectaries are often present as a nectariferous disk atop the ovary. The fruit is a berry , capsule (. Oldenlandia ), drupe (. Psychotria ), or schizocarp (. Cremocarpon ). Red fruits are fairly dominant (. Coffea arabica ); yellow (. Rosenbergiodendron formosum ), orange (. Vangueria infausta ), or blackish fruits (. Pavetta gardeniifolia ) are equally common; blue fruits are rather exceptional save in the Psychotrieae and associated tribes. Most fruits are about  cm in diameter; very small fruits are relatively rare and occur in herbaceous tribes; very large fruits are rare and confined to the Gardenieae . The seeds are endospermous . [3] [4]


Dating another aa member

Dating another aa member



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