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Arecaceae Schultz Schultzenstein


Corypha umbraculifera

Credit: Xiangying Wen

  • Palmae A. L. Jussieu

    Habit: tree, shrub, liana

    Important diagnostics: spiny stems or leaves

    Taxon group: monocots

    Leaf: position: cauline

    Leaf: blade: margin: lobed, cleft, parted or divided

    Flowers: inflorescence: spadix

    Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

    Flowers: perianth number: 6

    Flowers: perianth nature: perianth of calyx and corolla

    Stamen: number: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Pistil: carpel: 3

    Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed, 3-loculed

    Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

    Pistil: pistil: carpels free from each other

    Ovary: position: superior

    Fruit: types and characters: fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

    Seed: endosperm: seeds with endosperm

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