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Nyctaginaceae A. L. Jussieu


Habit: tree, shrub, herb

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 3, 4, 5

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: valvate, tubular, campanulate

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0

Flower: bract: present

Stamen: number: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Stamen: anthers: opening by longitudinal slits

Stamen: filaments: free, connate into separate bundles

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

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

Ovary: position: superior

Fruit: types and characters: a nut (incl. achene, caryopsis, schizocarp, pyrene, etc.), winged/samara

Seed: embryo: straight, curved

Seed: endosperm: seeds with endosperm

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