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Buxaceae Dumortier

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

distribution
African, Asian, European, North American, South American

leaf: position
opposite or verticillate, alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
with entire margin, dentate

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, raceme, spike, head

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
0, 4, 5, 6, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments

flower: sepal number
0, 4, 5, 6+

flower: sepal position
connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
0

stamen: number
4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11+

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits, opening by valves

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

pistil: style
styles more than 1, free

pistil: carpel
2, 3, 4

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

pistil: ovule
1 in each loculus, 2 in each loculus

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

fruit: type
a capsule, fleshy

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight, curved

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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