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Butomaceae Richard


Habit: herb

Important diagnostics: aquatic plants, with milky juice

Taxon group: monocots

Stem: rhizome

Leaf: position: basal, cauline

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, umbel

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: perianth number: 6

Flowers: perianth nature: perianth of calyx and corolla

Stamen: number: 8, 9, 10+

Pistil: carpel: 6+

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation, ovules attached to the apex of the ovary

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

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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