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Haemodoraceae R. Brown

habit
herbaceous plants

hairs
glandular, stellate, branched

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

leaf: position
alternate, distichous, ensiform

leaf: nature
not compound

leaf: venation
longitudinal in leaves or leaflets

margin
with entire margin

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
raceme, umbel, head, simple, sympodial, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic, zygomorphic or irregular

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

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
6, 7+

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

flower: sepal number
0

flower: petal number
6

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

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

stamen: number
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 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
inserted on the corolla, not connate

stamen: other characters
anthers with a conspicuous appendage, staminodia present

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

pistil: carpel
3

pistil: ovary
3-locular

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

pistil
ovules parietal, carpels connate, ovules axile, carpels connate, ovules attached to the central axis or ventrally in apocarpae

fruit: type
a capsule

fruit: seed
1 seed, 3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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