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Achariaceae Harms

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

distribution
African

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

leaf: venation
palmate in leaves or leaflets

margin
lobed or divided, dentate

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, raceme

flower: sexuality
unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small, enlarged, totally or partially free from the ovary

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
6, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
3, 4

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: petal number
3, 4, 5

flower: petal position
petals connate, petals imbricate

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

flower: corona
present, or scales in the throat

stamen: number
3, 4, 5

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, inserted on the corolla, not connate

stamen: other characters
staminodia present

pistil: gynophore
present

pistil: style
styles more than 1, free, style 1, or styles more or less connate

pistil: carpel
3, 4, 5

pistil: ovary
1-locular

pistil: ovule
3+ in each loculus

pistil
ovules parietal, carpels connate

fruit: type
a capsule

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: aril
arillus or arill-like organs present

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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