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Xanthorrhoeaceae Dumortier

habit
woody plants

distribution
Australian and Oceanian

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

leaf: venation
longitudinal in leaves or leaflets

margin
with entire margin, dentate

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, spike, head, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
6

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

flower: sepal number
3, 6+

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
0, 3

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

stamen: number
6

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, inserted on the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
3

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 3-locular

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

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

fruit: type
a capsule, a nut

fruit: seed
1 seed, 3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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