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Dirachmaceae Hutchinson

habit
woody plants

distribution
African

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
with entire margin, dentate

leaf: stipules
present

inflorescence
solitary

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
6+

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
8

flower: petal position
all free from one another

flower: petal nature
petals contorted

stamen: number
8

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

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
6+

pistil: ovary
6+ locules

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

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight, curved

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm, seeds with endosperm


 

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