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Habit: shrub, herb

Important diagnostics: aquatic plants, phyllodes

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: alternate

Leaf: nature: simple

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

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 2, 3

Flowers: sepal position: all free from one another, connate or basally connate

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0

Flower: bract: present

Stamen: number: 1, 2, 3, 4

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

Pistil: style: styles more than 1

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

Pistil: ovule: 2 per locule, 3 per locule, 4+ per locule

Pistil: pistil: ovules axillary placentation

Ovary: position: superior

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

Fruit: seed: 2 seeds, 3 seeds, 4+ seeds

Seed: endosperm: seeds without endosperm

Google Image Search: Link

Dictionary of The Families & Genera of Chinese Seed Plants: Link

Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


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