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Frankeniaceae A. de Saint Hilaire ex Gray

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

hairs
glandular, stellate, tufted, non-glandular

distribution
African, Asian, Australian and Oceanian, European, North American, South American

leaf: position
opposite or verticillate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
with entire margin

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, simple, sympodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
4, 5, 6+

flower: sepal position
connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
4, 5, 6, 7

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

flower: corona
present, or scales in the throat

stamen: number
3, 4, 5, 6, 11+

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

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
2, 3, 4

pistil: ovary
1-locular

pistil: ovule
3+ in each loculus

pistil
ovules parietal, carpels connate

fruit: type
a capsule, fleshy

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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