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Cyperaceae A. L. Jussieu


Carex morrowii

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: herb

Taxon group: monocots

Stem: triangular

Leaf: position: tristichous

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, spike, head, cyme, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: perianth number: 0

Flowers: perianth nature: scaly, setaceous

Stamen: number: 1, 2, 3

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

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

Ovary: position: superior

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

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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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