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Myristicaceae R. Brown


Habit: tree, shrub

Important diagnostics: with milky juice

Taxon group: dicots

Plant: dioecious

Leaf: position: alternate

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

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

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: umbel, fascicle

Flowers: sexuality: unisexual

Flowers: perianth number: 2, 3, 4, 5

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 3

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: valvate

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

Stamen: anthers: extrorse, opening by longitudinal slits

Stamen: filaments: connate into separate bundles

Pistil: carpel: 1

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

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

Ovary: position: superior

Fruit: types and characters: fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

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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