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Eremosynaceae Dandy

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

distribution
Australian and Oceanian

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
with entire margin, lobed or divided, dentate

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
absent

flower: perianth number
7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
5

flower: petal position
all free from one another, petals imbricate

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

stamen: number
5

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

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

pistil: style
styles more than 1, free

pistil: carpel
2

pistil: ovary
2-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 capsule

fruit: seed
2 seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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