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Ericaceae A. L. Jussieu

habit
woody plants

hairs
glandular, stellate, stellate, branched, peltate or scale-like

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: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, raceme, corymb, umbel, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic, zygomorphic or irregular

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
present

flower: perianth number
4, 6, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
2, 3, 4, 5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted, sepals valvate

flower: petal number
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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

flower: petal nature
petals contorted, petals valvate

stamen: number
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11+

stamen: anthers
dorsifixed or ventrifixed, basifixed, introrse, extrorse, opening by apical pores

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate, connate into 1 tube or bundle

stamen: other characters
anthers with a conspicuous appendage

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

pistil: carpel
2, 4, 5, 6+

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

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

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

fruit: type
a capsule, fleshy

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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