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Apocynaceae A. L. Jussieu

夹竹桃科

Apocynaceae
Carissa macrophylla

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub, herb, liana

Important diagnostics: with milky juice

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate, verticillate/whorled

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: venation: pinnate

Leaf: blade: margin: entire, dentate

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: disc: present

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 4, 5

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: glandular

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 4, 5

Flowers: petal position: connate or basally connate

Flowers: petal nature: contorted

Flowers: corona: present

Flower: bractlet: present

Corolla: rotate, funnelform, salverform, urceolate

Stamen: number: 4, 5

Stamen: anthers: opening by longitudinal slits

Stamen: filaments: inserted on the corolla

Pistil: style: style 1, or styles more or less connate

Pistil: carpel: 2

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule, 2 per locule

Ovary: position: superior, half-inferior

Fruit: types and characters: a capsule (incl. pod, follicle, etc.), fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

Seed: embryo: straight

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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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