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Cannaceae A. L. Jussieu

Habit
Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Perennials

Roots
Rhizomes, Sap clear

Stems
elongate, rounded, solid

Leaves
Leaves - petiolate, Leaves - sheathing at base, Leaves - sheath open, Leaves - simple, Leaves - cauline, Leaves - alternate, Leaves - 2-ranked (distichous), Leaves - spiral, Leaves - blade broad, Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - venetion pinnate-parallel, Leaves - soft, Leaves - margins entire

Inflorescence
terminal, bracteate, racemes, spikes, Flowers pedicellate

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

Sepals/Tepals
Sepals distinguishable from petals, Sepals green, Sepals colored (not green), Sepals separate

Petals/Tepals
Petals 3, Petals basally united, Petals mostly separate, Petals yellow, Petals orange to red

Stamens
Stamens 1, Staminodes present, Stamens petaloid

Pistil
Carpels united, Carpels 3, Ovary inferior, Styles 1, Style winged petaloid, Stigma lateral, Locules 3, Placentation axile

Fruit
Fruit - capsule, Fruit - warty

Seeds
Seeds - numerous per locule, Seeds - with tuft of hair, Seeds - surface +/- smooth, Seeds - round or ellipsoid, Seeds - black (phytomelan)


 

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