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Linaceae Candolle ex Gray


Habit: shrub, herb

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: alternate

Leaf: nature: simple, compound

Leaf: stipules: absent, present

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 4, 5

Flowers: sepal position: all free from one another

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: imbricate

Flowers: petal nature: contorted

Stamen: number: 5, 10+

Stamen: filaments: connate into 1 tube or bundle

Stamen: other characters: staminodia present

Pistil: style: styles more than 1

Pistil: ovary: 2-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed, 5-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)

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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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