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Cuscutaceae (Dumortier) Dumortier

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

important diagnostics
chlorophyll absent

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

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

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
umbel, head

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
7+

flower: sepal number
4, 5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
4, 5

flower: petal position
petals connate, petals imbricate

stamen: number
4, 5

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

stamen: filaments
inserted on the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
2

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 2-locular

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

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

fruit: type
a capsule, fleshy

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

seed: embryo
curved

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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