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Valerianaceae Batsch


Patrinia scabiosaefolia

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: shrub, herb

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, basal

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

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: head, cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: zygomorphic

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

Flowers: petal nature: imbricate, spurred

Corolla: tubular

Stamen: number: 1, 2, 3, 4

Stamen: filaments: inserted on the corolla

Pistil: ovary: 3-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

Ovary: position: inferior

Fruit: types and characters: a nut (incl. achene, caryopsis, schizocarp, pyrene, etc.)

Fruit: seed: 1 seed

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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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