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Aceraceae A. L. Jussieu


Acer sp.

Credit: Hong Song

Habit: tree, shrub

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite

Leaf: nature: pinnately compound, palmately compound

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, corymb, umbel, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: disc: absent, present

Flowers: perianth number: 0, 4, 5

Stamen: number: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10+

Pistil: ovary: 2-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 2 per locule

Ovary: position: superior

Fruit: types and characters: a nut (incl. achene, caryopsis, schizocarp, pyrene, etc.), winged/samara

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Dictionary of The Families & Genera of Chinese Seed Plants: Link

Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


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