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Francoaceae Adr. Jussieu

habit
herbaceous plants

hairs
glandular

distribution
South American

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
lobed or divided, dentate

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
raceme

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic, zygomorphic or irregular

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent, present

flower: perianth number
6, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
4, 5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
2, 3, 4, 5

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

flower: petal nature
petals contorted

stamen: number
4, 5, 8

stamen: symmetry
flowers obdiplostemonous

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, extrorse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

stamen: other characters
staminodia present

pistil: style
styles absent, stigmas sessile

pistil: carpel
4

pistil: ovary
2-locular, 4-locular

pistil: ovule
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 with endosperm


 

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