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Ebenaceae Gurcke

habit
woody plants

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

margin
with entire margin

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

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

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, simple, sympodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
6, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

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

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
3, 4, 5, 6, 7

flower: petal position
all free from one another

flower: petal nature
petals contorted, petals valvate

stamen: number
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11+

stamen: symmetry
the same number as and opposite the petals or alternate with the sepals

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits, opening by apical pores

stamen: filaments
inserted on the corolla, not connate, connate into separate bundles

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

pistil: carpel
2, 3, 4, 5, 6+

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 2-locular, 3-locular, 4-locular, 5-locular, 6+ locules

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

pistil
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, fleshy

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

seed: embryo
straight, curved

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm, endosperm ruminate


 

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