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Bixaceae Link


Habit: tree, shrub

Hairs: peltate or scale-like

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: alternate, spiral

Leaf: venation: palmate

Leaf: blade: margin: entire, dentate

Flowers: inflorescence: panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 4, 5

Flowers: sepal position: all free from one another

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: imbricate, valvate

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 4, 5

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 2 per locule, 3 per locule, 4+ per locule

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation

Ovary: position: superior

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

Seed: endosperm: seeds with 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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