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Rutaceae A. L. Jussieu

芸香科

Rutaceae
Citrus reticulata

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub, herb

Important diagnostics: spiny stems or leaves

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

Leaf: nature: simple, compound, pinnately compound

Leaf: other characters: with pellucid or glandular dots or lines

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: disc: present

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

Flowers: sepal position: connate or basally connate

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

Flowers: petal position: all free from one another

Stamen: number: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10+

Pistil: carpel: 2, 3, 4, 5

Pistil: ovary: 4-loculed, 5-loculed

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

Pistil: pistil: carpels free from each other

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

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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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