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Symplocaceae Desfontaines


Habit: tree, shrub

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: alternate

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: blade: margin: lobed, cleft, parted or divided, dentate

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, raceme, fascicle, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 5

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: imbricate

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

Flowers: petal nature: imbricate

Stamen: number: 10+

Stamen: filaments: inserted on the corolla, free, connate into separate bundles

Pistil: ovary: 2-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed, 5-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 2 per locule

Ovary: position: half-inferior, inferior

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

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Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


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