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Verbenaceae Jaume Saint Hilaire


Clerodendrum sp.

Credit: Hong Song

Habit: tree, shrub, herb

Hairs: stellate

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate, verticillate/whorled

Leaf: nature: simple, compound, pinnately compound, ternately compound (3 leaflets), palmately compound

Leaf: blade: margin: entire, dentate

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, spike, cyme, panicle, thyrse

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, polygamous

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic, zygomorphic

Flowers: disc: present

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 4, 5, 6, 7+

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: tubular, campanulate

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 4, 5

Flowers: petal position: connate or basally connate

Flowers: petal nature: imbricate

Stamen: number: 2, 4, 5

Stamen: arrangement: didynamous

Stamen: anthers: dorsifixed, opening by longitudinal slits, 1-celled at anthesis, 2-celled

Stamen: filaments: inserted on the corolla

Pistil: style: style 1, or styles more or less connate

Pistil: carpel: 2, 4, 5

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed, 5-loculed, 6-loculed, 7+ loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule, 2 per locule

Ovary: position: superior

Stigma: 2-cleft

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

Fruit: seed: 4+ seeds

Seed: embryo: straight

Seed: endosperm: seeds without 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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