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Cucurbitaceae A. L. Jussieu


Cucuribita pepo

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: liana, vine

Important diagnostics: tendrils present

Taxon group: dicots

Plant: monoecious, dioecious

Leaf: position: alternate

Leaf: nature: simple, compound, leaf base glandular

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

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, fascicle, cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 5

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 5

Flowers: petal position: connate or basally connate

Flower: bract: present

Corolla: campanulate

Stamen: number: 3, 5

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

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation

Ovary: position: inferior

Fruit: types and characters: fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

Fruit: seed: winged

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Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


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