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Elaeagnaceae A. L. Jussieu

habit
woody plants

important diagnostics
spiny stems or leaves

hairs
stellate, stellate, peltate or scale-like

distribution
Asian, Australian and Oceanian, European, North 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: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, raceme, spike, fascicle

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
enlarged, totally or partially free from the ovary

flower: disc
present

flower: perianth number
0, 2, 3, 4

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments

flower: sepal number
0, 2, 3, 4

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
0

stamen: number
4, 8

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

stamen: filaments
not connate

pistil: style
styles absent, stigmas sessile, style 1, or styles more or less connate

pistil: carpel
1

pistil: ovary
1-locular

pistil: ovule
1 in each loculus

pistil
carpels free from each other or carpel 1, ovules attached to the central axis or ventrally in apocarpae, ovules attached to the base of the ovary

fruit: type
a nut

fruit: seed
1 seed

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm, seeds with endosperm


 

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