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Burmanniaceae Blume

Habit: Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Saprophytes (lack chlorophyll), Annuals, Perennials

Roots: Rhizomes, Sap clear

Stems: elongate, rounded, solid

Leaves: Leaves absent or scale-like, Leaves - simple, Leaves - cauline, Leaves - basal (rosette), Leaves - alternate, Leaves - spiral, Leaves - margins entire

Inflorescence: terminal, bracteate, cymes, Flowers pedicellate

Flowers: Flowers bisexual, Perianth present, Flowers small, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers actinomorphic, Floral bracteoles present

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

Petals/Tepals: Petals 6, Petals mostly separate, Petals yellow, Petals blue to purple

Stamens: Stamens 3, Stamens 6 (3+3)

Pistil: Carpels united, Carpels 3, Ovary inferior, Styles 1, Styles 3 or 3-branched, Stigma terminal capitate or trilobed, Locules 3, Placentation axile

Fruit: Fruit - capsule, Fruit - winged

Seeds: Seeds - numerous per locule, Seeds - minute dust-like, Seeds - lacking tuft of hair


 

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