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Myristicaceae R. Brown

habit
woody plants

hairs
stellate, stellate, branched

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

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

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

leaf: stipules
absent

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

flower: sexuality
unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
2, 3, 4, 5

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments

flower: sepal number
2, 3, 4, 5

flower: sepal position
connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
0

stamen: number
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11+

stamen: anthers
basifixed, extrorse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
not connate, connate into 1 tube or bundle

pistil: style
styles absent, stigmas sessile, 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 base of the ovary

fruit: type
a capsule, fleshy

fruit: seed
1 seed

seed: aril
arillus or arill-like organs present

seed: embryo
straight, curved

seed: cotyledons
folded or crumpled

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm, endosperm ruminate


 

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