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Polygalaceae R. Brown

远志科

Habit: tree, shrub, herb

Important diagnostics: scale-like leaves

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate, verticillate/whorled

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, raceme, spike, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: zygomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 5

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 3, 5

Flower: bract: present

Flower: bractlet: present

Stamen: number: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Stamen: anthers: opening by apical pores

Stamen: filaments: connate into 1 tube or bundle

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

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

Ovary: position: superior

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

Seed: endosperm: seeds without 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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