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Hernandiaceae Blume

habit
woody plants

important diagnostics
cystoliths present

hairs
glandular

distribution
African, Asian, Australian and Oceanian, South American

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound, compound, ternately compound, palmately compound

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

margin
with entire margin, lobed or divided

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
corymb, simple, sympodial, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

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

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
3, 4, 5, 6, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments

flower: sepal number
3, 4, 5, 6+

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted, sepals valvate

flower: petal number
0

stamen: number
3, 4, 5, 6

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by valves

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

stamen: other characters
staminodia present

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

pistil: carpel
1

pistil: ovary
1-locular

pistil: ovule
1 in each loculus

pistil
carpels free from each other or carpel 1, ovules attached to the apex of the ovary

fruit: type
a nut

fruit: seed
1 seed

seed: embryo
straight

seed: cotyledons
folded or crumpled


 

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