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Bombacaceae Kunth

木棉科

Bombacaceae
Chorisia speciosa

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree

Important diagnostics: spiny stems or leaves

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: alternate

Leaf: nature: simple, palmately compound

Leaf: venation: pinnate

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

Leaf: stipules: present

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, fascicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 3, 4, 5

Flowers: petal nature: imbricate

Flowers: corona: present

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

Stamen: anthers: 1-celled at anthesis, 2-celled, 3-celled, 4+ -celled

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

Pistil: style: style 1, or styles more or less connate

Pistil: ovary: 2-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed, 5-loculed

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

Pistil: pistil: ovules attached to the central axis

Ovary: position: superior

Fruit: types and characters: a capsule (incl. pod, follicle, etc.)

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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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