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Melastomataceae A. L. Jussieu

野牡丹科

Habit: tree, shrub, herb

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, verticillate/whorled

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

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 4, 5

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

Stamen: arrangement: same number as petals or sepals, twice or more number as petals or sepals

Stamen: anthers: opening by apical pores

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 4-loculed, 5-loculed, 6-loculed

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation, ovules attached to the central axis

Ovary: position: superior, half-inferior, inferior

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

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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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