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Apiaceae Lindley


Pastinaca sativa

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: shrub, herb

Taxon group: dicots

Root: taproot

Leaf: position: alternate

Leaf: nature: simple, pinnately compound, palmately compound

Flowers: inflorescence: umbel, head, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 0, 5

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 5

Flower: bract: present

Stamen: number: 5

Pistil: ovary: 2-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

Pistil: pistil: ovules attached to the apex of the ovary

Ovary: position: inferior

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

Fruit: seed: 1 seed

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Dictionary of The Families & Genera of Chinese Seed Plants: Link

Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


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