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Marantaceae Petersen


Habit: herb

Taxon group: monocots

Stem: rhizome

Leaf: position: distichous

Leaf: venation: pinnate

Flowers: inflorescence: spike, head, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: zygomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 3

Flowers: sepal position: all free from one another

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 3

Flowers: petal position: connate or basally connate

Flower: bract: present

Flower: bractlet: present

Stamen: number: 1

Stamen: anthers: 1-celled at anthesis

Stamen: other characters: staminodia present

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

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

Ovary: position: inferior

Stigma: 3-cleft

Fruit: types and characters: a capsule (incl. pod, follicle, etc.), fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

Fruit: seed: 1 seed, 2 seeds, 3 seeds

Seed: aril: present

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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