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Garryaceae Lindley

habit
woody plants

distribution
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: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
spike, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
0, 4

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments

flower: sepal number
0, 4

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
0

stamen: number
4

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

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
not connate

pistil: style
styles absent, stigmas sessile

pistil: carpel
2, 3

pistil: ovary
1-locular

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

pistil
ovules axile, carpels connate, ovules attached to the apex of the ovary

fruit: type
fleshy

fruit: seed
1 seed, 2 seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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