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Agdestidaceae (Heimerl) Nakai

habit
herbaceous 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: stipules
absent

inflorescence
compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

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

flower: disc
present

flower: perianth number
4, 5

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments

flower: sepal number
4, 5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
0

stamen: number
11+

stamen: anthers
dorsifixed or ventrifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

pistil: style
styles absent, stigmas sessile

pistil: carpel
3, 4

pistil: ovary
3-locular, 4-locular

pistil: ovule
1 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 nut

fruit: seed
1 seed

seed: embryo
curved

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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