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Aizoaceae F. Rudolphi

番杏科

Aizoaceae
Delosperma cooperi

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: shrub, herb

Important diagnostics: succulent

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

Leaf: nature: simple, pinnately compound

Leaf: blade: margin: entire, dentate

Leaf: other characters: fleshy

Leaf: stipules: absent, with stipular sheath

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7+

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8+

Corolla: tubular

Stamen: number: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10+

Stamen: filaments: free, connate into 1 tube or bundle

Stamen: other characters: staminodia present

Pistil: carpel: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+

Pistil: ovary: 3-loculed, 4-loculed, 5-loculed

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

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation, ovules axillary placentation

Ovary: position: superior, inferior

Stigma: 2-cleft, 3-cleft, 4+ -cleft

Fruit: types and characters: a capsule (incl. pod, follicle, etc.), a nut (incl. achene, caryopsis, schizocarp, pyrene, etc.), fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

Seed: embryo: curved

Seed: endosperm: seeds without endosperm

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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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