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Caryocaraceae Szyszylowicz

habit
woody plants

distribution
South American

leaf: position
opposite or verticillate, alternate

leaf: nature
compound, ternately compound, palmately compound

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

margin
with entire margin, dentate

leaf: stipules
absent, present

inflorescence
raceme

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, 6+

flower: sepal position
connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
5, 6

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

stamen: number
11+

stamen: anthers
dorsifixed or ventrifixed, introrse, extrorse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, connate into 1 tube or bundle, connate into separate bundles

stamen: other characters
staminodia present

pistil: style
styles more than 1, free

pistil: carpel
4, 5, 6+

pistil: ovary
4-locular, 5-locular, 6+ locules

pistil: ovule
1 in each loculus

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

fruit: type
fleshy

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: cotyledons
folded or crumpled

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm, seeds with endosperm


 

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