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Balanopsidaceae

habit
woody plants

distribution
Australian and Oceanian

leaf: position
opposite or verticillate, alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
dentate

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, spike

flower: sexuality
unisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
1

flower: sepal number
0, 1

flower: sepal position
all free from one another

stamen: number
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11+

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

pistil: style
styles more than 1, free

pistil: carpel
2, 3

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

pistil: ovule
2 in each loculus

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

fruit: type
fleshy

fruit: seed
1 seed, 2 seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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