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Cornaceae (Dumortier) Dumortier

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

hairs
glandular, stellate, 2-armed or T-shaped, non-glandular

distribution
African, Asian, Australian and Oceanian, 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., palmate in leaves or leaflets

margin
with entire margin, lobed or divided, dentate

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

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

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
raceme, umbel, head, simple, sympodial, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

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

flower: disc
present

flower: perianth number
5, 6, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
4, 5, 6+

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

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

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

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

flower: corona
present, or scales in the throat

stamen: number
4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
2, 3, 4

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 2-locular, 3-locular, 4-locular

pistil: ovule
1 in each loculus

pistil
ovules axile, carpels connate, ovules attached to the apex of the ovary

fruit: type
fleshy

fruit: seed
1 seed, 2 seeds, 3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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