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Nymphaeaceae Salisbury


Nymphaea sp.

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: herb

Important diagnostics: aquatic plants

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: perianth nature: perianth of similar segments

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 4

Pistil: carpel: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+

Pistil: ovary: 3-loculed, 4-loculed, 5-loculed, 6-loculed, 7+ loculed

Pistil: pistil: carpels free from each other

Ovary: position: half-inferior, inferior

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

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