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Adoxaceae Trautvetter

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

hairs
glandular

distribution
Asian, European, North American

leaf: position
opposite or verticillate

leaf: nature
compound, ternately compound

leaf: venation
pinnate or hardly visible in leaves or leaflets.

margin
lobed or divided, dentate

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
head, simple, sympodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic, zygomorphic or irregular

flower: receptacle
enlarged, completely united with the ovary, totally or partially covering it

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
6, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
2, 3

flower: sepal position
connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
4, 5, 6

flower: petal position
petals imbricate

stamen: number
8, 10, 11+

stamen: anthers
dorsifixed or ventrifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits, 1-locular at anthesis

stamen: filaments
inserted on the corolla, not connate, connate into separate bundles

pistil: style
styles more than 1, free

pistil: carpel
2, 3, 4, 5

pistil: ovary
2-locular, 3-locular, 4-locular, 5-locular

pistil: ovule
1 in each loculus

pistil
ovules axile, carpels connate, ovules attached to the central axis or ventrally in apocarpae, ovules attached to the apex of the ovary

fruit: type
fleshy

fruit: seed
2 seeds, 3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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