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Grossulariaceae Candolle

habit
woody plants

important diagnostics
spiny stems or leaves

hairs
glandular, peltate or scale-like

distribution
Asian, Australian and Oceanian, European, North American, South American

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

leaf: venation
palmate in leaves or leaflets

margin
lobed or divided, dentate

leaf: stipules
absent, present

inflorescence
solitary, raceme

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
7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments, 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, sepals valvate

flower: petal number
0, 4, 5

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

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

stamen: number
4, 5

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
2

pistil: ovary
1-locular

pistil: ovule
3+ in each loculus

pistil
ovules parietal, carpels connate, ovules attached to the central axis or ventrally in apocarpae

fruit: type
fleshy

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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