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Scheuchzeriaceae F. Rudolphi

Habit: Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Perennials

Roots: Rhizomes, Roots aerial (adventitious), Sap clear

Stems: elongate, rounded, solid, aerenchyma

Leaves: Leaves - sheathing at base, Leaves - sheath open, Leaves - simple, Leaves - cauline, Leaves - basal (rosette), Leaves - alternate, Leaves - 2-ranked (distichous), Leaves - linear or filiform (grass-like), Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - soft, Leaves - margins entire

Inflorescence: terminal, bracteate, racemes, panicles, Flowers sessile

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 basally united, Petals mostly separate, Petals yellow, Petals greenish

Stamens: Stamens 6 (3+3)

Pistil: Carpels separate (apocarpous), Carpels partially united, Carpels 3, Ovary superior, Styles 1, Stigma lateral, Locules 1, Placentation basal (or apical)

Fruit: Fruit - follicle

Seeds: Seeds - single per locule, Seeds - few (2-10) per locule, Seeds - surface +/- smooth, Seeds - round or ellipsoid


 

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