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Philadelphaceae Martinov

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

hairs
stellate, stellate, tufted, non-glandular

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

leaf: position
opposite or verticillate, alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
with entire margin, dentate

leaf: stipules
absent

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

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small, enlarged, completely united with the ovary, totally or partially covering it

flower: disc
absent, 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, sepals valvate

flower: petal number
4, 5, 6, 7

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

flower: petal nature
petals contorted, petals valvate

stamen: number
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11+

stamen: anthers
dorsifixed or ventrifixed, basifixed, introrse, extrorse, 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
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 2-locular, 3-locular, 4-locular, 5-locular, 6+ locules

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

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

fruit: type
a capsule, fleshy

fruit: seed
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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