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Cytinaceae (Brongniart) A. Richard

habit
herbaceous plants

important diagnostics
chlorophyll absent

distribution
African, Asian, European, North American, South American

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, raceme, spike, umbel

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

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
4, 5, 6, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments

flower: sepal number
4, 5, 6+

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted, sepals valvate

flower: petal number
0

stamen: number
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11+

stamen: anthers
extrorse, opening by longitudinal slits, opening by apical pores

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
4, 6+

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 6+ locules

pistil: ovule
3+ in each loculus

pistil
ovules parietal, carpels connate

fruit: type
fleshy

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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