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Boraginaceae A. L. Jussieu

紫草科

Boraginaceae
Pulmonaria sp.

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub, herb, liana

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate, verticillate/whorled

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: blade: margin: entire, dentate

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, raceme, cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: disc: present

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 5

Flowers: sepal position: all free from one another

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 5

Flower: bract: absent, present

Flower: bractlet: absent

Corolla: tubular, rotate, campanulate, funnelform, salverform

Stamen: number: 5

Stamen: anthers: dorsifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits, 2-celled

Stamen: filaments: inserted on the corolla

Pistil: carpel: 2

Pistil: ovary: 2-loculed

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

Ovary: position: superior

Fruit: types and characters: a nut (incl. achene, caryopsis, schizocarp, pyrene, etc.), fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

Fruit: seed: 1 seed, 2 seeds, 3 seeds, 4+ seeds

Seed: embryo: straight, curved

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