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Juncaceae A. L. Jussieu


Habit: herb

Important diagnostics: with cataphyll

Taxon group: monocots

Stem: rhizome, stolonous

Plant: dioecious

Leaf: position: basal, cauline

Leaf: other characters: with leaf sheath

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, corymb, cyme, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: perianth number: 6

Flower: bractlet: present

Stamen: number: 3, 6

Stamen: arrangement: antepetalous

Stamen: anthers: basifixed, opening by longitudinal slits, 2-celled

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed, 3-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 2 per locule, 3 per locule, 4+ per locule

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

Ovary: position: superior

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

Seed: embryo: straight

Seed: endosperm: seeds with 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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