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Epacridaceae R. Brown

habit
woody plants

distribution
Asian, Australian and Oceanian, South American

leaf: position
opposite or verticillate, alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
with entire margin, dentate

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, raceme

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
present

flower: perianth number
7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
4, 5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
4, 5

flower: petal position
petals connate, petals imbricate

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

stamen: number
4, 5

stamen: anthers
dorsifixed or ventrifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits, 1-locular at anthesis

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, inserted on the corolla, not connate

stamen: other characters
staminodia present

pistil: gynophore
present

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

pistil: carpel
3, 5, 6+

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

pistil: ovule
1 in each loculus, 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 apex of the ovary, ovules attached to the base of the ovary

fruit: type
a capsule, fleshy

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

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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