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Hanguanaceae Airy Shaw

Habit: Aquatics growing in or on water, Aquatic leaves floating, Aquatic fresh water, Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Perennials

Roots: Rhizomes, Stolons or runners, Sap clear

Stems: elongate, rounded, solid, aerenchyma

Leaves: Leaves - sheathing at base, Leaves - sheath open, Leaves - simple, Leaves - basal (rosette), Leaves - alternate, Leaves - spiral, Leaves - linear or filiform (grass-like), Leaves - blade broad, Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - venetion pinnate-parallel, Leaves - soft, Leaves - margins entire

Inflorescence: terminal, lateral or axillary, bracteate, panicles, Flowers sessile

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

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

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

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

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

Fruit: Fruit - berry, Fruit 1-seeded

Seeds: Seeds - single per locule, Seeds - surface +/- smooth


 

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