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Dioscoreaceae R. Brown

Habit
Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Woody, Trees or shrubs, Lianas or vines, Perennials

Roots
Rhizomes, Tubers, Sap clear

Stems
elongate, rounded, solid, swollen pseudobulbs

Leaves
Leaves - petiolate, Leaves - simple, Leaves - compound, Leaves - cauline, Leaves - basal (rosette), Leaves - alternate, Leaves - opposite, Leaves - whorled, Leaves - spiral, Leaves - blade broad, Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - venetion reticulate, Leaves - venetion pinnate-parallel, Leaves - venetion palmate, Leaves - soft, Leaves - margins entire

Inflorescence
terminal, lateral or axillary, scapose, cymes, racemes, spikes, panicles, umbels, Flowers pedicellate

Flowers
Flowers unisexual, Plants dioecious, Flowers bisexual, Perianth present, Flowers small, Flowers large and showy, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers actinomorphic, Floral bracteoles present

Sepals/Tepals
Tepals 6 (Sepals indistinguishable from petals), Sepals separate

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

Stamens
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, Placentation parietal

Fruit
Fruit - capsule, Fruit - berry, Fruit - winged

Seeds
Seeds - few (2-10) per locule, Seeds - numerous per locule, Seeds - keeled or winged, Seeds - surface +/- smooth, Seeds - surface rough or ribbed, Seeds - round or ellipsoid, Seeds - compressed or flattened


 

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