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Balsaminaceae A. Richard

凤仙花科

Balsaminaceae
Impatiens sp

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: herb

Important diagnostics: succulent

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: venation: pinnate

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, umbel

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: zygomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 3, 5

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: imbricate, spurred

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 5

Stamen: number: 5

Pistil: ovary: 5-loculed

Pistil: pistil: ovules attached to the central axis

Ovary: position: superior

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

Seed: endosperm: seeds without endosperm

Google Image Search: Link

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

Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


 

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