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Myrtaceae A. L. Jussieu

桃金娘科

Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus cinerea

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub

Important diagnostics: aromatic oil

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

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

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, polygamous

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 4, 5, 6, 7+

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0, 4, 5

Flowers: petal nature: imbricate

Stamen: arrangement: antepetalous

Stamen: anthers: opening by longitudinal slits, opening by apical pores

Pistil: carpel: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed, 5-loculed, 6-loculed, 7+ loculed

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

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation, ovules axillary placentation

Ovary: position: half-inferior, inferior

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

Fruit: seed: 1 seed, 2 seeds, 3 seeds, 4+ seeds

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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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