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Greyiaceae Hutchinson

habit
woody plants

distribution
African

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
lobed or divided, dentate

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
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
4, 5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
5

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

stamen: number
10

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

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
5

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 5-locular

pistil: ovule
3+ in each loculus

pistil
ovules parietal, carpels connate, 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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