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Eriocaulaceae Palisot de Beauvois ex Desvaux

Habit
Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Annuals, Perennials

Roots
Rhizomes, Sap clear

Stems
elongate, contracted, rounded, solid

Leaves
Leaves - sheathing at base, Leaves - sheath closed, Leaves - simple, Leaves - basal (rosette), Leaves - alternate, Leaves - spiral, Leaves - linear or filiform (grass-like), Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - soft

Inflorescence
terminal, bracteate, scapose, spikes, heads, bracts brown membraneous

Flowers
Flowers unisexual, Plants monoecious, Perianth present, Flowers small, Flowers 2 merous, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers actinomorphic, Floral bracteoles present

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

Petals/Tepals
Petals 3, Petals united into tube, Petals basally united, Petals mostly separate, Petals white (to pinkish)

Stamens
Stamens 2, Stamens 3, Stamens 4 (2+2), Stamens 6 (3+3)

Pistil
Carpels united, Carpels 2, Carpels 3, Ovary superior, Styles 1, Stigma terminal capitate or trilobed, Locules 3, Placentation basal (or apical)

Fruit
Fruit - capsule

Seeds
Seeds - single per locule, Seeds - surface rough or ribbed


 

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