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Cardiopteridaceae Blume

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

important diagnostics
milky juice present

distribution
Asian

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

leaf: venation
palmate in leaves or leaflets

margin
with entire margin, lobed or divided

leaf: stipules
absent

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, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
5

flower: petal position
petals connate, petals imbricate

stamen: number
5

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
inserted on the corolla, not connate

pistil: style
styles absent, stigmas sessile, styles more than 1, free

pistil: carpel
2

pistil: ovary
1-locular

pistil: ovule
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 nut

fruit: seed
2 seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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