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Anacardiaceae Lindley

habit
woody plants

important diagnostics
spiny stems or leaves

hairs
glandular, peltate or scale-like

distribution
African, Asian, Australian and Oceanian, European, North American, South American

leaf: position
opposite or verticillate, alternate

leaf: nature
not compound, compound, pinnately compound, ternately compound, palmately compound

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

margin
with entire margin, lobed or divided, dentate

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

leaf: glands/ligule
with pellucid or glandular dots or lines

leaf: stipules
absent, present

inflorescence
simple, sympodial, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic, zygomorphic or irregular

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

flower: disc
present

flower: perianth number
3, 4, 5, 6, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
3, 4, 5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted, sepals valvate

flower: petal number
0, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

stamen: number
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11+

stamen: anthers
dorsifixed or ventrifixed, basifixed, introrse, extrorse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate, connate into 1 tube or bundle

stamen: other characters
staminodia present

pistil: gynophore
present

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

pistil: carpel
1, 2, 3, 5

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 2-locular, 3-locular, 4-locular, 5-locular, 6+ locules

pistil: ovule
1 in each loculus

pistil
carpels free from each other or carpel 1, ovules parietal, carpels connate, ovules axile, carpels connate, ovules attached to the central axis or ventrally in apocarpae, ovules attached to the apex of the ovary, ovules attached to the base of the ovary

fruit: type
fleshy

fruit: seed
1 seed, 2 seeds, 3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight, curved

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm, seeds with endosperm


 

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