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Rafflesiaceae Dumortier


Habit: herb

Important diagnostics: chlorophyll absent, scale-like leaves, with gynostemium

Taxon group: dicots

Plant: monoecious, dioecious

Leaf: nature: rudimentary

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, spike

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual, polygamous

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

Flowers: petal position: all free from one another, connate or basally connate

Stamen: number: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10+

Stamen: anthers: opening by longitudinal slits, opening by apical pores, 2-celled

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

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

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

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation

Ovary: position: superior, half-inferior, inferior

Stigma: 4+ -cleft, discoid

Fruit: types and characters: fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

Seed: endosperm: seeds with endosperm

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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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