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Saururaceae E. Meyer


Saururus cernuus

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: herb

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, spike

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: perianth number: 0

Flower: bract: present

Stamen: number: 3, 6, 8

Pistil: carpel: 3, 4

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

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

Pistil: pistil: carpels free from each other, ovules parietal placentation

Ovary: position: superior

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

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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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