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Agavaceae Endlicher


Yucca sp.

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Important diagnostics: spiny stems or leaves

Taxon group: monocots

Stem: rhizome

Leaf: position: basal

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic, zygomorphic

Flower: bract: present

Stamen: number: 6

Stamen: anthers: dorsifixed

Stamen: filaments: free

Pistil: ovary: 3-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule, 2 per locule, 3 per locule, 4+ per locule

Ovary: position: superior, inferior

Fruit: types and characters: a capsule (incl. pod, follicle, etc.), fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

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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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