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Dioscoreaceae R. Brown


Habit: herb, vine

Taxon group: monocots

Stem: rhizome, tuberous

Plant: monoecious, dioecious

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

Leaf: nature: simple, palmately compound

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

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, raceme, spike, fascicle, cyme, panicle, thyrse

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: perianth number: 6

Stamen: number: 6

Stamen: other characters: staminodia present

Pistil: style: styles more than 1

Pistil: ovary: 3-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 2 per locule

Pistil: pistil: ovules axillary placentation

Ovary: position: inferior

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

Fruit: seed: winged

Seed: endosperm: seeds with endosperm

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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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