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Loranthaceae A. L. Jussieu

桑寄生科

Loranthaceae
Loranthaceae sp.

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: shrub, herb

Hairs: stellate

Taxon group: dicots

Stem: nodose

Plant: monoecious, dioecious

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate, verticillate/whorled

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: venation: pinnate

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, spike, umbel

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic, zygomorphic

Flowers: perianth number: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: cupular

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 4, 5, 6

Flowers: petal position: all free from one another, connate or basally connate

Flowers: petal nature: valvate

Flowers: corona: present

Flower: bract: present

Flower: bractlet: present

Stamen: arrangement: antepetalous, same number as petals or sepals

Stamen: anthers: dorsifixed, basifixed, opening by longitudinal slits, 1-celled at anthesis, 2-celled, 3-celled, 4+ -celled

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

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 0

Pistil: pistil: ovules attached to the central axis, ovules attached to the base of the ovary

Ovary: position: half-inferior, inferior

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

Fruit: seed: 1 seed, 2 seeds, 3 seeds

Seed: endosperm: seeds with endosperm

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