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Myrsinaceae R. Brown

紫金牛科

Habit: tree, shrub, herb, liana

Taxon group: dicots

Stem: climbing/twining

Plant: monoecious, dioecious, polygamodioecious

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate, verticillate/whorled

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: blade: margin: entire, dentate

Leaf: other characters: with pellucid or glandular dots or lines

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, corymb, umbel, fascicle, cyme, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual, polygamous

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 4, 5

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

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

Flowers: petal nature: valvate, imbricate

Flower: bract: present

Flower: bractlet: absent, present

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

Stamen: anthers: dorsifixed, opening by longitudinal slits, opening by apical pores, 2-celled

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

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule, 2 per locule, 3 per locule, 4+ per locule

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

Ovary: position: superior, half-inferior, inferior

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

Fruit: seed: 1 seed, angular

Seed: 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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