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Myricaceae Blume


Habit: tree, shrub

Important diagnostics: resiniferous, aromatic oil

Taxon group: dicots

Plant: monoecious, dioecious

Leaf: position: alternate

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: venation: pinnate

Leaf: blade: margin: entire, lobed, cleft, parted or divided

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: spike, catkin

Flowers: sexuality: unisexual

Flowers: perianth number: 0

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0

Flower: bract: present

Flower: bractlet: present

Stamen: number: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10+

Stamen: anthers: extrorse, opening by longitudinal slits

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

Pistil: carpel: 1, 2

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

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

Ovary: position: superior

Fruit: types and characters: a nut (incl. achene, caryopsis, schizocarp, pyrene, etc.), fleshy (berry, drupe, pome), winged/samara

Fruit: seed: 1 seed

Seed: embryo: straight

Seed: endosperm: seeds without 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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