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Papaveraceae A. L. Jussieu


Corydalis sp

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: shrub, herb

Important diagnostics: with milky juice

Taxon group: dicots

Root: taproot

Stem: rhizome

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate, verticillate/whorled, basal, cauline

Leaf: nature: simple

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

Leaf: stipules: absent

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

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 2, 3

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8+

Flowers: petal nature: imbricate

Flower: bract: present

Stamen: number: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10+

Stamen: anthers: 2-celled

Stamen: filaments: free, connate into separate bundles

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

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

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed

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

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation

Ovary: position: superior

Stigma: 2-cleft, 3-cleft, 4+ -cleft

Fruit: types and characters: a capsule (incl. pod, follicle, etc.)

Seed: aril: present

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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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