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Burmanniaceae Blume

habit
herbaceous plants

important diagnostics
chlorophyll absent

distribution
African, Asian, North American, South American

leaf: position
distichous

leaf: nature
not compound

leaf: venation
pinnate or hardly visible in leaves or leaflets., invisible or leaves 1-nerved, longitudinal in leaves or leaflets

margin
with entire margin

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, raceme, umbel, simple, sympodial, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual

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
3, 6

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments

flower: sepal number
0

flower: petal number
3, 6

flower: petal position
petals connate, petals imbricate

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

stamen: number
3

stamen: symmetry
the same number as and opposite the petals or alternate with the sepals

stamen: anthers
dorsifixed or ventrifixed, basifixed, introrse, extrorse

stamen: filaments
inserted on the corolla, not connate

stamen: other characters
anthers with a conspicuous appendage

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

pistil: carpel
3

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 3-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

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm, seeds with endosperm


 

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