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Aextoxicaceae Engler & Gilg

habit
woody plants

hairs
peltate or scale-like

distribution
South American

leaf: position
opposite or verticillate, alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
with entire margin

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
raceme

flower: sexuality
unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
present

flower: perianth number
7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
5

flower: petal position
all free from one another, petals imbricate

stamen: number
5

stamen: anthers
introrse, opening by longitudinal slits, opening by apical pores

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
2

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 2-locular

pistil: ovule
2 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
1 seed

seed: embryo
straight, curved

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm, endosperm ruminate


 

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