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Euphorbiaceae A. L. Jussieu

大戟科

Euphorbiaceae
Euphorbia characias

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub, herb

Important diagnostics: with milky juice

Taxon group: dicots

Plant: monoecious, dioecious

Leaf: position: alternate

Leaf: nature: simple, compound, ternately compound (3 leaflets)

Leaf: stipules: present

Flowers: sexuality: unisexual

Flowers: disc: present

Stamen: number: 10+

Pistil: ovary: 2-loculed, 3-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule, 2 per locule

Pistil: pistil: ovules attached to the central axis

Ovary: position: superior

Fruit: types and characters: a capsule (incl. pod, follicle, etc.), fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

Google Image Search: Link

Dictionary of The Families & Genera of Chinese Seed Plants: Link

Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


 

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