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Asparagaceae A. L. Jussieu

Habit: Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Trees or shrubs, Perennials

Roots: Rhizomes, Sap clear

Stems: elongate, rounded, solid

Leaves: Leaves absent or scale-like, Leaves - simple, Leaves - cauline, Leaves - whorled, Leaves - linear or filiform (grass-like), Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - soft, Leaves - margins entire

Inflorescence: lateral or axillary, flowers solitary, Flowers pedicellate, Flowers - pedicel articulated

Flowers: Flowers unisexual, Plants dioecious, Plants monoecious, Flowers bisexual, Perianth present, Flowers small, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers actinomorphic

Sepals/Tepals: Tepals 6 (Sepals indistinguishable from petals)

Petals/Tepals: Petals 6, Petals basally united, Petals mostly separate, Petals white (to pinkish), Petals yellow

Stamens: Stamens 6 (3+3)

Pistil: Carpels united, Carpels 3, Ovary superior, Ovary on gynophore, Styles 1, Stigma terminal capitate or trilobed, Locules 3, Placentation axile

Fruit: Fruit - berry

Seeds: Seeds - few (2-10) per locule, Seeds - lacking tuft of hair, Seeds - surface +/- smooth, Seeds - round or ellipsoid, Seeds - angulate, Seeds - black (phytomelan)


 

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