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habit
woody plants

hairs
stellate, tufted, non-glandular, peltate or scale-like, vescicular or bladder-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

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

leaf: stipules
present

inflorescence
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, petals imbricate

stamen: number
11+

stamen: anthers
basifixed, 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

pistil: ovule
3+ in each loculus

pistil
ovules parietal, carpels connate

fruit: type
a capsule

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: aril
arillus or arill-like organs present

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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