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Flagellariaceae Dumortier

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

important diagnostics
tendrils present

distribution
African, Asian, Australian and Oceanian

leaf: position
distichous

leaf: nature
not compound

leaf: venation
longitudinal in leaves or leaflets

margin
with entire margin

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
6

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
0, 6+

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
0, 6

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

stamen: number
6

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

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

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

pistil: carpel
3

pistil: ovary
3-locular

pistil: ovule
1 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
fleshy

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

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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