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Flagellariaceae Dumortier


Habit: herb, liana, vine

Important diagnostics: tendrils present

Taxon group: monocots

Stem: rhizome

Plant: dioecious

Leaf: position: distichous

Leaf: other characters: with leaf sheath

Flowers: inflorescence: panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: perianth number: 6

Stamen: number: 6

Stamen: anthers: basifixed, opening by longitudinal slits, 2-celled

Stamen: filaments: free

Pistil: ovary: 3-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

Pistil: pistil: ovules axillary placentation

Ovary: position: superior

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

Fruit: seed: 1 seed, 2 seeds

Seed: endosperm: seeds with endosperm

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