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Lobeliaceae R. Brown
[C]

半边莲科

Habit: tree, shrub

Important diagnostics: with milky juice

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: alternate, basal

Leaf: nature: simple

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

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, raceme, spike, panicle

Flowers: symmetry: zygomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 5

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 5

Flowers: petal position: connate or basally connate

Corolla: labiate

Stamen: number: 5

Stamen: filaments: inserted on the corolla

Pistil: ovary: 2-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed, 5-loculed

Pistil: pistil: ovules attached to the central axis

Ovary: position: inferior

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

Fruit: seed: 2 seeds, 3 seeds, 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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