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Cephalotaceae Dumortier

habit
herbaceous plants

distribution
Australian and Oceanian

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
with entire margin

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
enlarged, totally or partially free from the ovary

flower: disc
present

flower: perianth number
6

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments

flower: sepal number
6+

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
0

stamen: number
11+

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

stamen: other characters
anthers with a conspicuous appendage

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

pistil: carpel
6+

pistil: ovary
1-locular

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

pistil
carpels free from each other or carpel 1, ovules attached to the central axis or ventrally in apocarpae, ovules attached to the base of the ovary

fruit: type
a capsule

fruit: seed
1 seed

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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