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Convolvulaceae A. L. Jussieu



Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub, liana, vine

Important diagnostics: with milky juice

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: alternate

Leaf: nature: simple, compound

Leaf: blade: margin: entire, lobed, cleft, parted or divided

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, raceme, umbel, head, cyme, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: disc: present

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 5

Flowers: sepal position: all free from one another

Corolla: campanulate, funnelform, salverform, urceolate

Stamen: number: 5

Stamen: arrangement: alternate or antesepalous

Stamen: anthers: introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

Stamen: filaments: inserted on the corolla

Stamen: other characters: anthers with a conspicuous or inconspicuous appendage

Pistil: style: absent, styles more than 1, style 1, or styles more or less connate

Pistil: carpel: 2

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

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule, 2 per locule, 3 per locule, 4+ per locule

Pistil: pistil: ovules attached to the base of the ovary

Ovary: position: superior

Stigma: 2-cleft, 3-cleft

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

Fruit: seed: 1 seed

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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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