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Lardizabalaceae Decaisne


Akebia quinata

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: shrub, liana, vine

Taxon group: dicots

Stem: climbing/twining

Plant: monoecious

Leaf: position: alternate

Leaf: nature: pinnately compound, ternately compound (3 leaflets), palmately compound

Leaf: stipules: absent, present

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, raceme, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: unisexual, polygamous

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 3, 6

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: imbricate

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0, 6

Stamen: number: 6

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

Stamen: filaments: free, connate into 1 tube or bundle

Stamen: other characters: anthers with a conspicuous or inconspicuous appendage, staminodia present

Pistil: carpel: 2, 3, 6+

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

Pistil: pistil: carpels free from each other

Ovary: position: superior

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

Fruit: seed: 4+ seeds

Seed: embryo: straight

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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