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Fumariaceae Linnaeus

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

distribution
African, Asian, European, North American

leaf: position
opposite or verticillate, alternate

leaf: nature
not compound, compound, pinnately compound

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

margin
lobed or divided

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
raceme

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic, zygomorphic or irregular

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
6

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
2

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: petal number
4

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

stamen: number
4, 6

stamen: symmetry
the same number as and opposite the petals or alternate with the sepals

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, extrorse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate, connate into separate bundles

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

pistil: carpel
2

pistil: ovary
1-locular

pistil: ovule
1 in each loculus, 2 in each loculus, 3+ in each loculus

pistil
ovules parietal, carpels connate

fruit: type
a capsule, a nut

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

seed: aril
arillus or arill-like organs present

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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