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Averrhoaceae Hutchinson

habit
woody plants

hairs
glandular

distribution
Asian

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
compound, pinnately compound

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

margin
with entire margin

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
simple, sympodial, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

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

flower: petal nature
petals contorted

stamen: number
5, 10

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

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

stamen: other characters
staminodia present

pistil: style
styles more than 1, free

pistil: carpel
5

pistil: ovary
5-locular

pistil: ovule
3+ in each loculus

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

fruit: type
fleshy

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: aril
arillus or arill-like organs present

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm, seeds with endosperm


 

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