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Musaceae A. L. Jussieu

Habit
Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Trees or shrubs, Pseudostem from leaf bases, 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 - spiral, Leaves - blade broad, Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - venetion pinnate-parallel, Leaves - soft, Leaves - margins entire

Inflorescence
terminal, bracteate, cymes, bracts brightly colored, Flowers pedicellate

Flowers
Flowers unisexual, Plants monoecious, Perianth present, Flowers large and showy, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers zygomorphic

Sepals/Tepals
Tepals 6 (Sepals indistinguishable from petals), Sepals colored (not green), Sepals united

Petals/Tepals
Petals 5, Petals united into tube, Petals mostly separate, Petals yellow, Petals greenish, Petals brownish

Stamens
Stamens 5, Staminodes present

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

Fruit
Fruit - berry

Seeds
Seeds - numerous per locule, Seeds - lacking tuft of hair, Seeds - surface +/- smooth, Seeds - round or ellipsoid


 

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