Biology Department

ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY BY FAMILY
Prepared by :  Wanda J Boop, March 3, 2011

 

ACANTHACEAE - ACANTHUS FAMILY 

Aphelandra squarrosa - ZEBRA PLANT -- Brazil

Beloperone - Guttata - SHRIMP PLANT -- Mexico

Fittonia verschaffelti - MOSAIC PLANT -- Peru

Jacobina carnea - PLUME FLOWER -- Brazil

Pachystachys lutea - LOLLYPOPS -- Peru

Ruellia makoyana - MONKEY PLANT -- Brazil


AIZOACEAE - CARPETWEED FAMILY

Lithops sp. - LIVING STONES -- South Africa


AMARYLLIDACEAE - AMARYLLIS FAMILY

Agave americana - CENTURY PLANT -- Mexico

Agave americana 'Marginata' - VARIEGATED CENTURY PLANT -- West Indies

Clivia miniata - KAFIR LILY - South Africa

Eucharis grandiflora - AMAZON LILY -- Andes of Columbia and Peru

Yucca filamentosa - ADAM'S NEEDLE -- Florida

Zephyrantes candida - FAIRY LILY -- Argentina


ANACARDIACEAE - CASHEW FAMILY

Pachycormus discolor - FRAGRANT BURSERA -- Baja California


APOCYNACEAE - DOGBANE FAMILY

Nerium oleander - Mediterranean region

Plumeria rubra acutifolia - WEST INDIAN JASMINE -- Mexico


ARACEAE - ARUM FAMILY

Aglaonema commutatum - SILVER EVERGREEN -- Philippines, Sri Lanka

Aglaonema modestum - CHINESE EVERGREEN -- Kwang Tung

Anthurium andraeanum - FLAMINGO LILY -- Columbia (Pink)

Colocasia esculenta var. fontaanesii - VIOLET STEM TARO -- Old World Tropics

Dieffenbachia maculata - DUMB CANE -- Brazil

Monstera deliciosa MEXICAN BREAD FRUIT -- Mexico
and Central America

Philodendron erubescens - RED LEAF PHILODENDRON -- Colombia

Philodendron domesticum - SPADE-LEAF PHILODENDRON -- Brazil

Rhaphidohora aurea - SCINDAPSUS -- Indonesia

Spathiphyllum blandum - SPATHE FLOWER -- Honduras

Syngonium podophyllum - ARROWHEAD VINE -- Mexico --> Panama


ARALIACEAE - ARALIA OR GINSING FAMILY

Fatshedera lizei - IVY TREE -- France

Hedera helix 'Ivalace' - PIN IVY -- Europe, Asia

Schefflera venulosa -- China, India


ARAUCARIACEAE

(Named for Araucani - Chilian Indians)

Araucaria heterophylla - NORFOLK ISLAND PINE -- Norfolk Islands

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ARISTOLOCHIACEAE - BIRTHWORT FAMILY

Aristolochia elegans - DUTCHMANS PIPE -- Brazil


ASCLEPIADACEAE - MILKWEED FAMILY

Asclepias currassavica - BLOOD FLOWER -- South America

Ceropegia woodii - STRING OF HEARTS -- Southern Rhodesia --> South Africa

Hoya carnosa - WAX VINE -- Southern China to Australia

Huernia schneideriana - DRAGON FLOWER -- Nyasaland --> Mozanbique

Stapelia gigantea - GIANT TOAD PLANT -- Tropical and South Africa


BEGONIACEAE - BEGONIA

Begonia - BLACK FALCON

Begonia alto-picta - GUINEA-WING BEGONIA

Begonia x 'bow - arriola -

Begonia coccinea - ANGEL WING --

Begonia dichotome - KIDNEY BEGONIA

Begonia x erythrophylla - BEEFSTEAK BEGONIA

Begonia foliosa - FERNLEAF BEGONIA -- Columbia

Begonia maphil 'Cleopatra' - MAPLELEAF BEGONIA --                                                                                Jamaica

Begonia masoniana - IRON CROSS

Begonia minor - BEGONIA - Jamaica

Begonia x rex - SALAMANDER

Begonia x ricinifolia - CASTOR-BEAN BEGONIA

Begoinia semperflorens luminosa

Begonia ulmifolia - ELM-LEAF BEGONIA - Columbia


BROMELIACEAE - PINEAPPLE FAMILY

Aechmea calyculata -- Brazil

Aechmea fasciata - SILVER VASE -- Southern Brazil

Aechmea fulgens discolor - CORALBERRY

Aechmea racinae - CHRISTMAS-JEWELS -- Brazil

Ananas comosus 'Variegatus' - VARIEGATED PINEAPPLE -- South America

Billbergia distachia 'Albertii' -- South America

Billbergia nidularium - CITRINUM -- S. Brazil

Billbergia nutans - QUEEN'S-TEARS -- South America

Billbergia pyramidalis concolor - SUMMER TORCH -- Brazil

Billbergia saundersii - RAINBOW PLANT

Billbergia x windii -- South America

Billbergia zebrina -- Brazil

Cryptanthus aculis - EARTH STAR -- Rio

Neoregelia carolinae - BLUSHING BROMELIAD -- Brazil

Neoregelia carolinae 'Tricolor' -- Brazil

Neoregelia Spectabilis - FINGERNAIL PLANT -- Brazil

Tillandsia lindenii - BLUE FLOWERED TORCH -- Northwest Peru

Tillandsia punctulata - MEXICAN BLACK-TORCH -- Mexico, Costa Rica, Surinam

Tillandsia usneoides - SPANISH MOSS -- Florida --> Argentina

Vriesia carinata - LOBSTER-CLAWs -- Brazil

Vriesia splendens - FLAMING-SWORD -- French Guiana


BURSERACEAE

Bursera fagaroides - FRAGRANT BURSERA -- Arizona

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CACTACEAE - SPINY PLANTS

Astrophytum myriostigma quadricostatum - STAR CACTUS - Mexico

Astrophytum ornatum - BISHOP'S CAP - Central Mexico

Carnegiea gigantea - SAGUARO -- Arizona, New Mexico, Texas

Cephalocereus senilis - OLD MAN CACTUS -- Mexico

Cereus hildmannianus -- Brazil

Cereus jamacaru monstrosus -- Brazil

Cereus peruvianus - CURIOSTIY PLANT --PERUVIAN APPLE

Cereus tetragonus - FOUR ANGLE CACTUS

Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus -- South America

Echinocerus sp. - HEDGEHOG CACTUS

Echinocerus grusonii - GOLDEN BARREL -- Central Mexico

Epiphyllum x hyb.- ORCHID CACTUS

Epiphyllum oxypetalum - DUTCHMAN'S-PIPE

Mammillaria elongata - GOLDEN STARS -- Mexico

Mammillaria kunzeana -- Central Mexico

Mammillaria seideliana - WHITE CAPE -- Mexico

Opuntia sp.

Opuntia leptocaulis 'tesajo' -- Arizona, Texas, Mexico

Opuntia microdasys - BUNNY-EARS -- New Mexico

Opuntia turpinii - PAPERSPINE CACTUS -- Agrentina

Opuntia violaceae - BLUE BLADE - South America

Opuntia vulgaris variegata - JOSEPH'S COAT -- South America

Pereskia aculeata - LEMON VINE -- Tropical America

Rhipsalis cereuscula

Rhipsalis mesembryanthoides - WICKERWARE CACTUS -- Brazil

Rhipsalis gaertneri - EASTER CACTUS -- Brazil

Schlumbergera gaertneri - CHRISTMAS CACTUS

Schlumbergera truncata - CRAB CACTUS

Selenicereus grandiflorus - NIGHT-BLOOMING CEREUS -- Texas --> Argentina

Selenicereus pteranthus - KING OF THE NIGHT -- Mexico

Zygocactus truncatus - WHITE CRAB


CANNACEAE - CANNA FAMILY

Canna x generalis - GARDEN CANNA -- Tropics


CARICACEAE - PAPAYA FAMILY

Carica papaya - PAPAYA -- West Indies, Central America


COMMELINACEAE - SPIDER WORT FAMILY

Callisia elegans - STRIPED INCH PLANT -- Southern Mexico

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora - BLUE FLOWERED BAMBOO -- Brazil

Gibasis geniculata - BRIDAL VEIL -- Jamaica

Rhoeo spathacea discolor - MOSES IN THE CRADLE -- Mexico

Siderasis fuscata - TRADESCANTIA ADESCANTIA -- Brazil

Tradescantia sillamontana - WHITE VELVET -- Northeast Mexico

Zebrina pendula - INCH PLANT -- Mexico


COMPOSITAE - SUNFLOWER FAMILY

Senecio fulgens - SCARLET KNIGHTS -- South Africa

Senecio rowleyanus - STRING OF BEADS -- South Africa

Senecio serpens - BLUECHALKSTICK -- South Africa

Senecio stapeliaeformis - SPIDER PLANT -- South Africa


CRASSULACEAE - ORPINE FAMILY

Aeonium decorum -- Canary Islands

Aeonium haworthii - PIN-WHEEL

Crassula argentea - JADE TREE -- Southwest Africa

Crassula lycopodioides - AFRICAN GRASS -- Southwest Africa

Echeveria pulvinata - PLUSH PLANT -- Southern Mexico

Graptopetalum paraguayense - GHOST PLANT -- Mexico

Kalanchoe beharenia - VELVET LEAF -- Madagascar

Kalanchoe daigremontiana - DEVIL'S BACKBONE - Madagascar

Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri - LIFE PLANT -- Madagascar

Kalanchoe tomentosa - PANDA PLANT -- Madagascar

Sedum adolphii - GOLDEN SEDUM -- Mexico

Sedum morganianum - BURRO'S TAIL -- Mexico

Sedum pachyphyllum - JELLY BEANS -- Southern Mexico

Sempervivum arachnoideum - COBWEBB, HENS-AND-CHICKS


CYCADACEAE - CYCAD FAMILY

Encephalartos altensteinii - CYCAD, BREAD TREE -- Zambia

Cycas revoluta - SAGO PALM -- South Japan

Zamia floridana - COONTIE, SEMINOLE BREAD -- South Florida


CYPERACEAE - SEDGE FAMILY

Cyperus alternifolius - UMBRELLA SEDGE -- Madagascar


DROSERACEAE - SUNDEW FAMILY

Dionaea muscipula - VENUS FLY TRAP -- Carolinas, America

Pinguicula vulgaris - BUTTERWORT -- North America, Asia, and Europe


ERICACEAE

Chamaedaphne calyculata - LEATHER LEAF -- United States

Vaccinium oxyoccus - SMALL CRANBERRY -- United States


EUPHORBIACEAE - SPURGE FAMILY

Codiaeum variegatum pictum - CROTON -- Malaya

Euphorbia grandicornis - COW'S HORN -- South Africa

Euphorbia lactea - Dragon-Bones -- East Indies

Euphorbia milii splendens - CROWN-OF-THORNS

Euphorbia tirucalli - MILK BUSH -- Uganda, Congo, Zanzibar

Euphorbia trigona - CANDELABRA PLANT -- West Africa

Euphorbia trigona 'hermentiana' -- West Africa

Pedilanthus tithymaloides cuculliatus - DEVIL'S BACKBONE -- Central America

Synadenium grantii 'Rubra' - RED MILK BUSH -- Tanganyika


 

GESNERIACEAE - GESNERIA FAMILY

Achimenes x hybrida

Aeschynanthus javanicus - LIPSTICK PLANT -- Java

Episcia dianthiflora - CARPET PLANT -- Mexico

Kohleria eriantha - RED TRUMPET -- Colombia

Nemanthus x longipes

Nemanthus wettsteinii - GOLDFISH PLANT -- Brazil

Saintpaula ionantha - AFRICAN VIOLET - Coastal Tanzania


GRAMINEAE

Miscianthus sin. gracilliums - MAIDEN GRASS -- China, Japan

Ovina glauca - BLUE FESCUS -- Europe, Asia

Pennisetom alopecurioides - FOUNTAIN GRASS -- Africa


HALORAGIDACEAE

Myriophyllum brasiliense - PARROTS FEATHER -- South America


IRIDACEAE - IRIS FAMILY

Neomarica gracilis - APOSTLE PLANT -- South Mexico --> Brazil


LABIATAE - MINT FAMILY

Plectranthus coleoides 'Marginatus' -- South-West India

Plectranthus nummularius - SWEDISH IVY -- Australia

Plectranthus spicatus -- Southern India


LAURACEAE - LAURAL FAMILY

Persea americana - AVOCADO - West Indies, Mexico


LEGUMINOSAE - PEA OR PULSE FAMILY

Ceratonia siliqua - CAROB, LOCUST BEAN -- East Mediterranian

Mimosa pubica - SENSITIVE PLANT -- Tropical America


LENTIBULARIACEAE - BLADDERWORT FAMILY

Pinguicula vulgaris - BUTTERWORT -- Northern North America

Utricularia sandersonii - BLADDERWORT


LILIACEAE - LILY FAMILY

Aloe arborescens - CANDELABRA ALOE -- South Africa

Aloe bainesii - TREE ALOE -- South Africa

Aloe barbadensis - TRUE ALOE, MEDICINE PLANT -- Mediterranian

Aloe ciliaris - CLIMBING ALOE -- South Africa

Aloe ferox - CAPE ALOE -- South Africa

Aloe marlothii -- South Africa

Aloe pillansii -- Cape Province

Aloe striata - CORAL ALOE -- South Africa

Asparagus setaceus - FERN ASPARAGUS -- South Africa

Asparagus densiflorus - PLUME ASPARAGUS -- South Africa

Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' - EMERALD FERN

Chlorophytum bichetii - BICHETTI GRASS -- West Africa

Chlorophytum comosum - SPIDER PLANT -- South Africa

Cordyline terminalis - GOOD LUCK PLANT -- Hawaii

Dracaena deremensis 'Warnecki' - TWO WHITE STRIPES

Dracaena marginata -- Madagascar

Dracaena godseffiana - GOLD-DUST -- Zaire, New Guinea

Gasteria verrucosa - WARTY ALOE -- South Africa

Haworthia fasciata - ZEBRA HAWORTHIA -- South Africa

Haworthia margaritifera - PEARL PLANT -- Subtropics

Haworthia papillosa - PEARLY DOTS -- South Africa

Haworthia subfasciata -- ZEBRA HAWORTH -- Cape Province

Haworthia viscosa -- Cape Province

Ledebouria socialis 'Violacea' - VIOLET SQUILL -- South Africa

Liriope muscari - BIG BLUE -- Japan, China

Liriope muscari-variegata -- Japan, China

Ornithogalum caudatum - SEA ONION -- South Africa

Ruscus hypoglossum - MOUSE THORN -- Southern Europe

Sanseviera splendens -- Africa

Sanseviera trifasciata - SNAKE PLANT

Sanseviera trifasciata 'Hahnii' - DWARF BIRD'S NEST

Sanseviera trifasciata 'Laurentii' - VARIEGATED SNAKE PLANT -- Zaire

Scilia violaceae - SILVER QUILL -- South Africa

Veltheimia viridifolia - FOREST LILY -- South Africa

Yucca aloifolia - SPANISH BAYONET -- South America, Mexico


MALVACEAE - MALLOW FAMILY

Abutilon x hybridum 'Souvenir de Bonn' - VARIEGATED FLOWERING MAPLE -- Tropics of
South America

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis - CHINESE HIBISCUS - India --> China

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cooperi' - VARIEGATED HIBISCUS -- East Indies


MARANTACEAE - ARROWROOT FAMILY

Calathea insignis - CALATHEA, RATTLESNAKE PLANT -- Brazil

Ctenanthe humilis -- Peru

Maranta leuconeura erythroneura - RED-VEINED PRAYER PLANT -- Brazil

Maranta leuconeura kerchoviana - RABBIT'S FOOT, RABBIT'S TRACKS -- Brazil


MARSILEACEAE - PEPPER WORT FAMILY

Marsilea quadrifolia - WATER CLOVER - Europe and Asia


MELIACEAE - MAHOGANY FAMILY

Swietenia sp. - MAHOGONY


MORACEAE - MULBERRY FAMILY

Ficus benjamina - WEEPING FIG

Ficus elastica -INDIA RUBBER PLANT

Ficus elastica 'Decora Schrijvereana' - RUBBER TREE -- Indonesia

Ficus elastica 'Variegata' - VARIEGATED RUBBER PLANT -- Indonesia

Ficus pumila - CREEPING FIG


MUSACEAE - BANANA FAMILY

Musa acuminata - EDIBLE BANANA

Musa acuminata 'Ice Cream'

Musa acuminata 'Rajipuri'

Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavandish' - DWARF BANANA

Musa acuminata 'Grand Nain'

Musa acuminata 'Williams'

Strelitzia reginae - BIRD-OF-PARADISE - South Africa


MUSCI - MOSSES

Sphagnum sp.


MYRSINACEAE - NUTMEG FAMILY

Ardisia crenata - CORAL BERRY - China, Malaya


MYRTACEAE - MYRTLE FAMILY

Eugenia uniflora - SURINUM CHERRY -- Tropical America

Psidium littorale longipes - STRAWBERRY GUAVA -- Brazil


NEPENTHACEAE - OLD WORLD PITCHER PLANT FAMILY

Nepenthes x Margaretii - PITCHER PLANT -- Philippines, Northern Australia

Nepenthes x Paradisae - PITCHER PLANT -- Philippines, Northern Australia


NYCTAGINACEAE - FOUR-O'CLOCK FAMILY

Bougainvillea spectabilis - BOUGAINVILLEA -- Brazil


OLEACEAE - OLIVE FAMILY

Jasminum gracile magnificum -- Australia

Jasminum polyanthum - PINK JASMINE -- China

Jasminum volubile - ANGLEWING JASMINE -- Australia

Olea europaea - COMMON OLIVE -- East Mediterranean


ORCHIDACEAE - ORCHID FAMILY

Ansellia africana - LEOPARD ORCHID -- South Africa

Brassavola sp.

Calanthe celia x Calanthe pavlova - THE SWAN

Calanthe vestita - BEAUTIFUL FLOWER -- Burma, Malaya

Cattleya sp.

Coelogyne sp. -- East and South Asia

Coelogyne flaccida -- Nepal

Coelogyne heuttnerana

Coelogyne lactea

Cymbidium sp.

Dendrobium - YUKIAARUMA KING

Dendrobium fimbriatum oculatum

Dendrobium nobile

Epidendrum conopseum - GREEN FLY ORCHID

Epidendrum ibaguense -- Tropics

Oceocladis maculata

Oncidium sp. -- South America

Paphiopedilum insigne -- Himalayas

Pholidota imbricata - RATTLESNAKE ORCHID -- India

Spiranthes cernua odorata - FRAGRANT LADIES'-TRESSES

Vanda sp. - VANDA

Vanilla planifolia - VANILLA -- Tropical America


PALMAE - PALM FAMILY

Chamaedorea seifrizii - PALM -- Yucatan

Latania lontaroides - RED LATAN PALM -- Reunion Island

Trachycarpus fortunei - WINDMILL PALM -- Eastern China


PANDANACEAE - SCREW PINE FAMILY

Pandanus veitchii - VEITCH SCREW PINE -- Polynesia


PASSIFLORACEAE - PASSIONFLOWER FAMILY

Passiflora caerulea - BLUE PASSIONFLOWER -- Brazil, Argentina


PHYTOLACCACEAE - POKEWEED FAMILY

Rivina humilus - ROUGE PLANT OR BLOOD BERRY -- Southern United States, Tropical
America


PIPERACEAE - PEPPER FAMILY

Peperomia caperata - EMERALD RIPPLE

Peperomia cubensis - ROUNDIFOLIA -- West Indies

Peperomia obtusifolia - PEPPER FACE -- Venezuela

Peperomia obtusifolia 'Variegata'

Peperomia scandens - PHILODENDRON PEPEROMIA - Peru

Peperomia viridis - GREEN PEPEROMIA -- Mexico


PLUMBAGINACEAE - LEADWORT FAMILY

Plumbago auriculata - CAPE LEADWORT -- South Africa


PODOCARPACEAE - PODOCARPUS FAMILY

Podocarpus macrophyllus maki - SOUTHERN YEW -- China


POLYPODIACEAE - POLYPODY FAMILY

Adiantum tenerum - FAN MAIDENHAIR

Asplenium nidus - BIRD'S-NEST FERN - India

Cyrtomium falcatum - HOLLY FERN

Nephrolepis biserratata ' Furcans' - FISHTAIL FERN -- Tropics

Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis' - BOSTON FERN

Nephrolepis exaltata - 'FLUFFY RUFFLES'

Pellaea rotundifolia - BUTTON FERN-- - New Zealand

Pellaea viridis - GREEN CLIFF BRAKE -- Africa

Platycerium willinckii - STAGHORN FERN -- Java

Platycerium biforcatum - ELKSHORN -- New Guinea

Polypodium aureum - HARE'S-FOOT FERN, RABBIT'S-FOOT FERN, GOLDEN POLYPODIUM

Rumohra adiantiformis - LEATHER FERN - South America, South Africa


PONTEDERIACEAE - PICKEREL WEED FAMILY

Eichhornia crassipes - WATER HYACINTH -- Tropical America


PORTULACEAE - PURSLANE FAMILY

Portulacaria afra - ELEPHANT BUSH -- South Africa


PSILOTACEAE - WHISK FERN FAMILY

Psilotum nudum - WHISK FERN -- South Carolina, Florida


PUNICAEAE - POMEGRANATE FAMILY

Punica granatum nana - DWARF POMEGRANATE -- SW Asia


RHIZOPHORACEAE

Rhizophora - RED MANGROVE -- Florida, West Indies, South America


ROSACEAE - ROSE FAMILY

Eriobotrya japonica - CHINESE LOQUAT -- China, Japan


RUBIACEAE - MADDER FAMILY

Coffea arabica - ARABIAN COFFEE -- Ethiopia

Ixora chinensis -- South China

Pentas lanceolata - STAR-CLUSTER -- Tropical America


RUTACEAE - RUE FAMILY

Citris limon - LEMON -- Southeast Asia

Citrus mitis - CALAMONDIN ORANGE -- Phillipines


SALVINIACEAE

Azolla carolinana - FLOATING MOSS -- United States --> Argentina


SAPOTACEAE - SAPODILLA FAMILY

Manilkra zapota - SAPODILLA -- Central America


SARRACENIACEAE - NORTH AMERICAN PITCHER PLANT FAMILY

Sarracenia leucophylla - COBRA PITCHER PLANT -- South East Asia

Sarracenia purpurea - PURPLE PITCHER PLANT

 


SAURURACEAE

Houtuynia cordata - CHAMELEON PLANT -- Himalaya to Japan


SAXIFRAGACEAE - ROCK BREAKER FAMILY

Saxifraga stolonifera - STRAWBERRY GERANIUM -- Eastern Asia

Tolmiea menziesii - PIGGYBACK PLANT -- North America


SOLANACEAE - NIGHTSHADE FAMILY

Cestrum nocturnum - NIGHT BLOOMING JASMINE -- West Indies

Datura inoxia quinquecuspida - ANGEL'S TRUMPET -- Southwest America, New Mexico

Solanum seaforthianum - GLORIA


STERLULIACEAE

Theobroma cacao - CHOCOLATE TREE -- Central America


THEACEAE - TEA FAMILY

Camellia japonica - WHITE

Camellia japonica - RED

Camellia japonica - RED VARIEGATED

Camellia sasanqua - SASANQUA -- China, Japan


URTICACEAE - NETTLE FAMILY

Soleirola soleirolii - BABY'S TEARS, MIND-YOUR-OWN-BUSINESS -- Corsida, Sardinia

Pellionia daveauana - TRAILING WATERMELON BEGONIA -- Vietnam, Malaya

Pilea depressa - MINIATURE PEPPEROMIA -- West Indies

Pilea involucrata - FRIENDSHIP PLANT -- West Indies, Panama --> Peru

Pilea mollis - MOON VALLEY -- Costa Rica, Columbia


VERBENACEAE - VERVIAN FAMILY

Clerodendrum thomsoniae - TROPICAL BLEEDING HEART -- Tropical West Africa


ZINGIBERACEAE - GINGER FAMILY

Alpinia sanderae - VARIEGATED GINGER -- New Guinea

Amonum compactum - ROUND CARDAMOM - Java

Costus productus - SPIRAL FLAG -- Peru

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