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Illiciaceae (de Candolle) A. C. Smith

habit
woody plants

distribution
Asian, North American, South American

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
solitary

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
7+

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

flower: sepal number
6+

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
7, 8, 9, 10, 11+

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

stamen: number
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11+

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

pistil: style
styles absent, stigmas sessile, style 1, or styles more or less connate

pistil: carpel
6+

pistil: ovary
1-locular

pistil: ovule
1 in each loculus

pistil
carpels free from each other or carpel 1, ovules attached to the central axis or ventrally in apocarpae, ovules attached to the base of the ovary

fruit: type
a capsule

fruit: seed
1 seed

seed: embryo
straight, curved

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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