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Flagellariaceae Dumortier

Habit
Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Lianas or vines, Perennials

Roots
Rhizomes, Sap clear

Stems
elongate, rounded, solid

Leaves
Leaves - sheathing at base, Leaves - sheath closed, Leaves - simple, Leaves - cauline, Leaves - alternate, Leaves - 2-ranked (distichous), Leaves - linear or filiform (grass-like), Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - soft, Leaves - tip tendril

Inflorescence
terminal, bracteate, racemes, spikes, panicles, Flowers pedicellate

Flowers
Flowers bisexual, Perianth present, Perianth reduced to bristles or scales, Flowers minute barely visible, Flowers small, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers actinomorphic, Floral bracteoles present

Sepals/Tepals
Sepals chaffy

Petals/Tepals
Petals 6, Petals mostly separate

Stamens
Stamens 6 (3+3)

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

Fruit
Fruit - drupe, Fruit 1-seeded

Seeds
Seeds - single per locule, Seeds - fused to ovary wall


 

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