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Helleboraceae Vest

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

hairs
glandular

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

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound, compound, palmately compound

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

margin
with entire margin, lobed or divided, dentate

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

leaf: stipules
absent, present

inflorescence
solitary, raceme, simple, sympodial, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic, zygomorphic or irregular

flower: receptacle
small, enlarged, conical or hemispherical

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
0, 3, 4, 5, 7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of similar segments, perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
0, 3, 4, 5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
0, 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11+

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

stamen: number
11+

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

pistil: carpel
1, 2, 5, 6+

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 2-locular, 5-locular, 6+ locules

pistil: ovule
2 in each loculus, 3+ in each loculus

pistil
carpels free from each other or carpel 1, ovules axile, carpels connate, ovules attached to the central axis or ventrally in apocarpae

fruit: type
a capsule, fleshy

fruit: seed
2 seeds, 3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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