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Icacinaceae (Bentham) Miers


Habit: tree, shrub, herb, liana, vine

Important diagnostics: with milky juice, tendrils present

Taxon group: dicots

Plant: polygamodioecious

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: blade: margin: entire, lobed, cleft, parted or divided

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, spike, corymb, cyme, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 4, 5

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0, 4, 5

Flowers: petal position: all free from one another, connate or basally connate

Flowers: petal nature: valvate

Stamen: arrangement: alternate or antesepalous, same number as petals or sepals

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed, 5-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 2 per locule

Pistil: pistil: ovules attached to the apex of the ovary

Ovary: position: superior

Fruit: types and characters: fleshy (berry, drupe, pome), winged/samara

Fruit: seed: 1 seed

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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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