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Basellaceae Moquin Tandon


Habit: herb, vine

Important diagnostics: succulent

Taxon group: dicots

Stem: rhizome, tuberous

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, spike, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: perianth number: 5

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 5

Flowers: petal position: all free from one another, connate or basally connate

Flower: bract: present

Flower: bractlet: present

Stamen: number: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Stamen: arrangement: antepetalous

Stamen: filaments: inserted on the corolla

Pistil: style: styles more than 1

Pistil: carpel: 3

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

Pistil: pistil: connate or basally connate

Ovary: position: superior

Fruit: types and characters: fleshy (berry, drupe, pome), utricle

Fruit: seed: 1 seed

Seed: endosperm: seeds with endosperm

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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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