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Lowiaceae Ridley


Habit: herb

Taxon group: monocots

Stem: rhizome

Leaf: position: distichous, basal

Leaf: venation: parallel

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: zygomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 3

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 3

Flower: bractlet: present

Stamen: number: 5

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

Pistil: ovary: 3-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 4+ per locule

Pistil: pistil: ovules axillary placentation

Ovary: position: inferior

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

Seed: aril: present

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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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