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Batidaceae

habit
woody plants

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

leaf: position
opposite or verticillate

leaf: nature
not compound

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

margin
with entire margin

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
solitary, spike

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic, zygomorphic or irregular

flower: receptacle
small

flower: disc
absent

flower: perianth number
0, 2, 6

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
0, 2, 4

flower: sepal position
connate

flower: petal number
0, 4

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

stamen: number
4

stamen: anthers
dorsifixed or ventrifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
free from the corolla, not connate

stamen: other characters
staminodia present

pistil: style
styles absent, stigmas sessile

pistil: carpel
2

pistil: ovary
4-locular

pistil: ovule
1 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
3+ seeds

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds without endosperm


 

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