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Celastraceae R. Brown


Celastrus sp.

Credit: Xiangying Wen

  • Plagiopteraceae Airy Shaw [C]

    Habit: tree, shrub, vine

    Taxon group: dicots

    Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

    Leaf: nature: simple

    Leaf: stipules: present

    Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, raceme, umbel, cyme

    Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

    Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

    Flowers: disc: present

    Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 4, 5

    Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 4, 5

    Stamen: number: 4, 5

    Stamen: arrangement: alternate or antesepalous, same number as petals or sepals

    Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed, 5-loculed

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

    Seed: aril: present

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