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Aptandraceae Miers

habit
woody plants

distribution
African, Asian, 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
raceme, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
present

flower: perianth number
7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
4, 5

flower: sepal position
connate

flower: petal number
4, 5, 6, 8

flower: petal position
all free from one another

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

stamen: number
4, 5

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

stamen: anthers
dorsifixed or ventrifixed, basifixed, introrse, extrorse, opening by valves

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, connate into 1 tube or bundle

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

pistil: carpel
2, 3

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 2-locular

pistil: ovule
1 in each loculus, 2 in each loculus, 3+ in each loculus

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

fruit: type
fleshy

fruit: seed
1 seed

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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