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Cobaeaceae D. Don

habit
woody plants

important diagnostics
tendrils present

hairs
stellate, branched, peltate or scale-like

distribution
North American, South American

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
compound, pinnately compound, ternately compound

leaf: venation
pinnate or hardly visible in leaves or leaflets.

margin
with entire margin

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

leaf: stipules
present

inflorescence
solitary, raceme

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
present

flower: perianth number
7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
5

flower: petal position
petals connate

flower: petal nature
petals contorted

stamen: number
5

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

stamen: filaments
inserted on the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
3

pistil: ovary
3-locular

pistil: ovule
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
a capsule

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm


 

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