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Ruscaceae Sprengel ex Hutchinson


Habit: shrub

Important diagnostics: scale-like leaves, cladodes

Taxon group: monocots

Plant: dioecious

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, fascicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: perianth number: 6

Flowers: corona: present

Stamen: number: 3, 4, 5, 6

Stamen: anthers: extrorse

Stamen: filaments: connate into 1 tube or bundle

Stamen: other characters: staminodia present

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

Pistil: ovule: 2 per locule

Ovary: position: superior

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

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