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Goodeniaceae R. Brown

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

important diagnostics
spiny stems or leaves

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

distribution
African, Asian, Australian and Oceanian, 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, lobed or divided, dentate

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, raceme, spike, simple, sympodial, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
zygomorphic or irregular

flower: receptacle
small, enlarged, completely united with the ovary, totally or partially covering it

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
5, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments, perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
0, 3, 5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
5

flower: petal position
petals connate

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

stamen: number
5

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

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

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

pistil: carpel
2

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 2-locular, 4-locular

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

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

fruit: type
a capsule, a nut, fleshy

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

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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