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Huaceae A. Chevalier

habit
woody plants

distribution
African

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
with entire margin

leaf: stipules
present

inflorescence
fascicle

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
3, 4, 5

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

flower: sepal nature
sepals valvate

flower: petal number
4, 5

flower: petal position
all free from one another

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

stamen: number
10

stamen: anthers
basifixed, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

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

pistil: carpel
1, 5

pistil: ovary
1-locular

pistil: ovule
1 in each loculus

pistil
carpels free from each other or carpel 1, ovules axile, carpels connate, ovules attached to the base of the ovary

fruit: type
a capsule

fruit: seed
1 seed

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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