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Polemoniaceae A. L. Jussieu

花荵科

Polemoniaceae
Polemoniaceae sp.

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: shrub, herb, vine

Important diagnostics: tendrils present

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

Leaf: nature: simple, pinnately compound

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

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, corymb, head, cyme, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic, zygomorphic

Flowers: disc: present

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 5

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

Flowers: petal position: connate or basally connate

Corolla: rotate, campanulate, funnelform, salverform

Stamen: number: 5

Stamen: anthers: opening by longitudinal slits

Stamen: filaments: inserted on the corolla

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

Pistil: ovary: 2-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed, 5-loculed

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

Pistil: pistil: ovules axillary placentation

Ovary: position: superior

Stigma: 2-cleft, 3-cleft

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

Fruit: seed: winged

Seed: embryo: straight

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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