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Passifloraceae A. L. Jussieu ex Kunth


Habit: shrub, liana, vine

Important diagnostics: tendrils present

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: alternate

Leaf: nature: simple

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

Leaf: stipules: present

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

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

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: tubular

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0, 3, 4, 5

Flowers: corona: present

Stamen: number: 3, 4, 5, 10+

Stamen: filaments: connate into 1 tube or bundle

Pistil: style: styles more than 1

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

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

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation

Ovary: stipitate

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

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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