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Saxifragaceae A. L. Jussieu


Saxifragaceae sp.

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub, herb, vine

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

Leaf: nature: simple, compound

Leaf: blade: margin: dentate

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, raceme, cyme, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0, 5

Flowers: petal position: all free from one another

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

Stamen: anthers: 2-celled

Stamen: filaments: free

Stamen: other characters: staminodia present

Pistil: style: styles more than 1

Pistil: carpel: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation, ovules axillary placentation, ovules attached to the apex of the ovary

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

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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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