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Agavaceae Endlicher

Habit
Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennials

Roots
Sap clear

Stems
elongate, contracted, rounded, solid

Leaves
Leaves - sheathing at base, Leaves - sheath open, Leaves - simple, Leaves - cauline, Leaves - basal (rosette), Leaves - alternate, Leaves - ensiform (sword-shaped), Leaves - spiral, Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - dense and fibrous, Leaves - soft, Leaves - succulent, Leaves - margins entire, Leaves - margins and tip spiny

Inflorescence
terminal, lateral or axillary, bracteate, racemes, spikes, panicles, umbels, bracts brown membraneous, Flowers pedicellate

Flowers
Flowers bisexual, Perianth present, Flowers large and showy, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers actinomorphic, Flowers zygomorphic, Floral bracteoles present

Sepals/Tepals
Tepals 6 (Sepals indistinguishable from petals)

Petals/Tepals
Petals 6, Petals united into tube, Petals basally united, Petals mostly separate, Petals white (to pinkish), Petals yellow, Petals greenish

Stamens
Stamens 6 (3+3), Stamens unequal in length

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

Fruit
Fruit - capsule

Seeds
Seeds - numerous per locule, Seeds - lacking tuft of hair, Seeds - keeled or winged, Seeds - surface +/- smooth, Seeds - compressed or flattened, Seeds - black (phytomelan)


 

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