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Commelinaceae R. Brown

habit
herbaceous plants

hairs
glandular

distribution
African, Asian, Australian and Oceanian, European, North American, South American

leaf: position
alternate, distichous

leaf: nature
not compound

leaf: venation
longitudinal in leaves or leaflets

margin
with entire margin

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, raceme, spike, simple, sympodial, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
6

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
3

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
3

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

stamen: number
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits, opening by apical pores, 1-locular at anthesis

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate, connate into separate bundles

stamen: other characters
staminodia present

pistil: gynophore
present

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

pistil: carpel
3

pistil: ovary
2-locular, 3-locular

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

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

fruit: type
a capsule, a nut, fleshy

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: aril
arillus or arill-like organs present

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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