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Rubiaceae A. L. Jussieu

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Rubiaceae
Gardenia sp.

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub, herb, liana, vine

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, verticillate/whorled

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: blade: margin: entire, dentate

Leaf: stipules: present

Flowers: inflorescence: head, cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic, zygomorphic

Flowers: disc: present

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 4, 5, 6

Flowers: petal position: connate or basally connate

Flowers: petal nature: imbricate

Flower: bract: present

Flower: bractlet: absent, present

Corolla: tubular, funnelform

Stamen: number: 2

Stamen: arrangement: same number as petals or sepals

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed, 5-loculed, 6-loculed, 7+ loculed

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

Ovary: position: inferior

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

Fruit: seed: winged

Seed: aril: present

Seed: endosperm: seeds with endosperm

Google Image Search: Link

Dictionary of The Families & Genera of Chinese Seed Plants: Link

Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


 

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