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Arctocarpus sp.

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub, herb, liana, vine

Important diagnostics: with milky juice

Taxon group: dicots

Root: aerial, buttressed

Plant: monoecious, dioecious

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

Leaf: nature: simple, palmately compound

Leaf: venation: pinnate, palmate

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

Leaf: stipules: present

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, spike, head, cyme, catkin

Flowers: sexuality: unisexual

Flowers: perianth number: 4

Flowers: perianth nature: perianth of similar segments

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 2, 3, 4

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

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: imbricate, valvate

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0

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

Stamen: anthers: 1-celled at anthesis, 2-celled

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

Ovary: position: superior, half-inferior, inferior

Stigma: 2-cleft

Fruit: types and characters: a nut (incl. achene, caryopsis, schizocarp, pyrene, etc.), fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

Fruit: seed: 1 seed

Seed: endosperm: seeds without endosperm, seeds with endosperm

Google Image Search: Link

Dictionary of The Families & Genera of Chinese Seed Plants: Link

Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


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