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Cistaceae A. L. Jussieu

woody plants, herbaceous plants

important diagnostics
cystoliths present

glandular, stellate, stellate, tufted, non-glandular, peltate or scale-like

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., longitudinal in leaves or leaflets

with entire margin

leaf: stipules
absent, present

solitary, simple, sympodial

flower: sexuality

flower: symmetry

flower: receptacle

flower: disc
absent, present

flower: perianth number
5, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
3, 4, 5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
0, 3, 5

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

flower: petal nature
petals contorted

stamen: number
3, 4, 5, 6, 11+

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

stamen: other characters
staminodia present

pistil: style
styles absent, stigmas sessile, style 1, or styles more or less connate

pistil: carpel
3, 4, 5, 6+

pistil: ovary

pistil: ovule
3+ in each loculus

ovules parietal, carpels connate

fruit: type
a capsule

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight, curved

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


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