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Rhamnus pumila RF.jpg
Rhamnus pumila
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Rhamnus
Binomial name

Rhamnus is a genus of plants in the Rhamnaceae family. They are commonly known as buckthorns. There are around 110 species, and their height can be anywhere from 1 to 15 meters. Rhamnus species are called buckthorns because they have spines on their twigs.[1] One common species is Rhamnus cathartica, the common buckthorn.

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  1. "Definition of BUCKTHORN". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2020-08-08.