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Hippocrateaceae A. L. Jussieu

habit
woody plants

important diagnostics
milky juice present, tendrils present

hairs
stellate, stellate

distribution
African, Asian, Australian and Oceanian, North American, 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, dentate

leaf: stipules
absent, present

inflorescence
raceme, fascicle, simple, sympodial, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

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

flower: disc
present

flower: perianth number
6, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
2, 3, 5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
3, 5

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

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

stamen: number
2, 3, 4, 5

stamen: anthers
dorsifixed or ventrifixed, basifixed, extrorse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
3, 5

pistil: ovary
2-locular, 3-locular

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

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

fruit: type
a capsule, fleshy

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight, curved

seed: cotyledons
folded or crumpled

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm


 

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