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Heteropyxidaceae Engler & Gilg

habit
woody plants

distribution
African

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
with entire margin

leaf: glands/ligule
with pellucid or glandular dots or lines

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
enlarged, totally or partially free from the ovary

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
5

flower: petal position
all free from one another

stamen: number
5

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

stamen: anthers
dorsifixed or ventrifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
2, 3

pistil: ovary
2-locular, 3-locular

pistil: ovule
3+ in each loculus

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

fruit: type
a capsule

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm


 

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