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Velloziaceae Endlicher

habit
woody plants

important diagnostics
spiny stems or leaves

hairs
glandular

distribution
African, Asian, South American

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

leaf: venation
longitudinal in leaves or leaflets

margin
with entire margin, dentate

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

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

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
6

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments

flower: sepal number
0

flower: petal number
6

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

stamen: number
6, 11+

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

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, extrorse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
inserted on the corolla, not connate, connate into separate bundles

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

pistil: carpel
3

pistil: ovary
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 with endosperm


 

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