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Calycanthaceae Lindley


Calycanthus floridus

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: shrub

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, head

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: imbricate

Flowers: petal nature: imbricate

Stamen: number: 5, 6, 8, 9, 10+

Stamen: anthers: opening by longitudinal slits

Pistil: ovule: 2 per locule

Pistil: pistil: carpels free from each other

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

Fruit: seed: 1 seed

Seed: cotyledons: folded or crumpled

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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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