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Lauraceae Jussieu

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Lauraceae
Machilus thunbergii

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub, herb

Important diagnostics: aromatic oil

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate, verticillate/whorled

Leaf: venation: pinnate, longitudinal, incl. 3-veined leaves

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

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, umbel, fascicle, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: perianth number: 3, 6, 9+

Flower: bract: absent, present

Stamen: number: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10+

Stamen: anthers: introrse, extrorse, opening by valves

Stamen: other characters: staminodia present

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

Pistil: carpel: 1

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

Ovary: position: superior

Stigma: discoid

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

Seed: endosperm: seeds without 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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