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Stemonaceae Engler


Habit: shrub, herb, vine

Taxon group: monocots

Root: tubercule

Stem: rhizome, climbing/twining

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate, verticillate/whorled

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: perianth number: 4

Stamen: number: 4

Stamen: anthers: dorsifixed, basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits, 2-celled

Stamen: filaments: free, connate into 1 tube or bundle

Stamen: other characters: anthers with a conspicuous or inconspicuous appendage

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 attached to the apex of the ovary, ovules attached to the base of the ovary

Ovary: position: superior, half-inferior

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

Seed: aril: present

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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