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Begoniaceae C. Agardh

habit
herbaceous plants

important diagnostics
cystoliths present

hairs
glandular, stellate, stellate, 2-armed or T-shaped, non-glandular, tufted, non-glandular, peltate or scale-like

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

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
with entire margin, lobed or divided, dentate

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

leaf: stipules
present

inflorescence
simple, sympodial

flower: sexuality
unisexual

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
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments, perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
2, 4, 5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
0, 2, 4, 5

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

stamen: number
4, 11+

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

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

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

pistil: carpel
2, 3, 4, 5

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

pistil: ovule
3+ in each loculus

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

fruit: type
a capsule, fleshy

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm, seeds with endosperm


 

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