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Combretaceae R. Brown

habit
woody plants

important diagnostics
spiny stems or leaves

hairs
glandular, stellate, 2-armed or T-shaped, non-glandular, peltate or scale-like

distribution
African, Asian, Australian and Oceanian, 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

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

leaf: glands/ligule
with pellucid or glandular dots or lines

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
raceme, spike

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic, zygomorphic or irregular

flower: receptacle
enlarged, completely united with the ovary, totally or partially covering it, enlarged, totally or partially free from the ovary

flower: disc
absent, present

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

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments, perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
4, 5, 6+

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
0, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

stamen: number
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11+

stamen: symmetry
flowers obdiplostemonous

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

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
1, 4, 5, 6+

pistil: ovary
1-locular

pistil: ovule
2 in each loculus, 3+ in each loculus

pistil
carpels free from each other or carpel 1, 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, a nut, fleshy

fruit: seed
1 seed

seed: cotyledons
folded or crumpled

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm


 

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