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Datiscaceae R. Brown ex Lindley

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

hairs
glandular, peltate or scale-like

distribution
Asian, North American

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound, compound, pinnately compound

leaf: venation
pinnate or hardly visible in leaves or leaflets.

margin
with entire margin, lobed or divided, dentate

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
raceme, spike

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

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

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
3, 4, 5, 6, 7+

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

flower: sepal number
3, 4, 5, 6+

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted, sepals valvate

flower: petal number
0, 6, 8

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

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

stamen: number
4, 6, 8, 10, 11+

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, extrorse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
3, 6+

pistil: ovary
1-locular

pistil: ovule
3+ in each loculus

pistil
ovules parietal, carpels connate

fruit: type
a capsule

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm, seeds with endosperm


 

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