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Capparidaceae

habit
woody plants, herbaceous plants

important diagnostics
spiny stems or leaves

hairs
glandular, stellate, stellate, branched, peltate or scale-like

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

leaf: position
opposite or verticillate, 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, dentate

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

leaf: glands/ligule
with pellucid or glandular dots or lines

leaf: stipules
absent, present

inflorescence
solitary, raceme, corymb, umbel, compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual, unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic, zygomorphic or irregular

flower: receptacle
small, enlarged, totally or partially free from the ovary, enlarged, conical or hemispherical

flower: disc
absent, present

flower: perianth number
3, 4, 5, 6, 7+

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

flower: sepal number
3, 4, 5, 6+

flower: sepal position
all free from one another, connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted, sepals valvate

flower: petal number
0, 2, 4, 6, 11+

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

stamen: number
1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11+

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate, connate into separate bundles

stamen: other characters
staminodia present

pistil: gynophore
present

pistil: style
styles absent, stigmas sessile, style 1, or styles more or less connate

pistil: carpel
2, 3, 4, 6+

pistil: ovary
1-locular, 2-locular, 3-locular, 4-locular

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

pistil
ovules parietal, carpels connate, ovules axile, carpels connate, ovules attached to the central axis or ventrally in apocarpae, ovules attached to the base of the ovary

fruit: type
a capsule, a nut, fleshy

fruit: seed
1 seed, 2 seeds, 3+ seeds

seed: embryo
curved

seed: cotyledons
folded or crumpled

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm


 

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