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Plantaginaceae A. L. Jussieu


Habit: herb

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: basal

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: spike, head

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 4

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: imbricate

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 3, 4

Flowers: petal position: connate or basally connate

Stamen: number: 1, 2, 4

Stamen: anthers: opening by longitudinal slits

Stamen: filaments: inserted on the corolla

Pistil: style: style 1, or styles more or less connate

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule, 2 per locule, 3 per locule, 4+ per locule

Pistil: pistil: ovules axillary placentation, ovules attached to the base of the ovary

Ovary: position: superior

Fruit: types and characters: a capsule (incl. pod, follicle, etc.), a nut (incl. achene, caryopsis, schizocarp, pyrene, etc.)

Fruit: seed: 1 seed, 2 seeds, 3 seeds, 4+ seeds

Seed: embryo: straight, curved

Seed: endosperm: seeds with endosperm

Google Image Search: Link

Dictionary of The Families & Genera of Chinese Seed Plants: Link

Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


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