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Hydrophyllaceae R. Brown


Hydrophyllum virginianum

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: shrub, herb

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate, basal

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, head, cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 5

Stamen: number: 4, 5

Stamen: anthers: opening by longitudinal slits

Pistil: style: styles more than 1

Pistil: carpel: 2

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation

Ovary: position: superior

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

Seed: endosperm: seeds with endosperm

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