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Alismataceae Ventenat


Echinodorus osiris

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: herb

Important diagnostics: aquatic plants

Taxon group: monocots

Stem: bulbous, rhizome

Plant: monoecious, dioecious

Leaf: position: distichous, basal, spiral

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, polygamous

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 3

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 3

Stamen: number: 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10+

Pistil: carpel: 6+

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule, 2 per locule

Fruit: types and characters: a nut (incl. achene, caryopsis, schizocarp, pyrene, etc.)

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Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


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