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Asclepiadaceae R. Brown


Habit: shrub, herb, liana

Important diagnostics: with milky juice, with gynostemium

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate, verticillate/whorled

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

Leaf: other characters: with pellucid or glandular dots or lines

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, umbel, cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: disc: absent

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 5

Flowers: sepal position: connate or basally connate

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: imbricate, valvate

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 5

Flowers: petal position: connate or basally connate

Flowers: petal nature: valvate, imbricate

Flowers: corona: present

Corolla: salverform, urceolate

Stamen: number: 5

Stamen: anthers: 2-celled, 4+ -celled

Stamen: filaments: inserted on the corolla, free, connate into 1 tube or bundle

Stamen: other characters: anthers with a conspicuous or inconspicuous appendage, pollen coherent into pollinia

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

Pistil: carpel: 2

Pistil: pistil: carpels free from each other

Ovary: position: superior

Fruit: types and characters: a capsule (incl. pod, follicle, etc.)

Fruit: seed: with coma

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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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