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Acoraceae Martinov

Habit
Aquatics growing in or on water, Aquatic emergent, Aquatic fresh water, Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Perennials

Roots
Rhizomes, Rhizomes aromatic, Sap clear

Stems
aerenchyma

Leaves
Leaves - simple, Leaves - alternate, Leaves - ensiform (sword-shaped), Leaves - unifacial, Leaves - 2-ranked (distichous), Leaves - linear or filiform (grass-like), Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - soft, Leaves - margins entire

Inflorescence
lateral or axillary, bracteate, spikes, fleshy spadix, Flowers sessile

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
Tepals 6 (Sepals indistinguishable from petals)

Petals/Tepals
Petals mostly separate, Petals greenish

Stamens
Stamens 6 (3+3)

Pistil
Carpels united, Carpels 2, Carpels 3, Ovary superior, Styles 1, Stigma terminal capitate or trilobed, Locules 3

Fruit
Fruit - berry

Seeds
Seeds - few (2-10) per locule, Seeds - lacking tuft of hair, Seeds - surface +/- smooth, Seeds - round or ellipsoid, Seeds - angulate


 

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