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Cactaceae A. L. Jussieu

仙人掌科

Cactaceae
Opuntia compressa

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Important diagnostics: spiny stems or leaves, succulent

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: nature: rudimentary

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic, zygomorphic

Flowers: perianth nature: perianth of similar segments, perianth of calyx and corolla

Stamen: filaments: inserted on the corolla

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation

Ovary: position: inferior

Fruit: types and characters: 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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