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Mimosaceae R. Brown


Aeschynomene fluitans

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub, herb

Important diagnostics: phyllodes

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: nature: pinnately compound

Leaf: other characters: with pellucid or glandular dots or lines

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, spike, head

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, polygamous

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 5

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: imbricate, valvate, tubular

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

Flowers: petal nature: valvate

Stamen: arrangement: same number as petals or sepals, twice or more number as petals or sepals

Stamen: filaments: free, connate into 1 tube or bundle

Ovary: position: superior

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

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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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