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Pyrolaceae Dumortier


Habit: herb

Important diagnostics: chlorophyll absent

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, verticillate/whorled, basal

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 5

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: imbricate

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 5

Stamen: number: 10+

Stamen: anthers: opening by apical pores

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

Pistil: ovary: 4-loculed, 5-loculed

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

Ovary: position: superior

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

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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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