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Sterculiaceae (Candolle) Bartling


Habit: tree, shrub, herb

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: nature: simple, digitately compound

Leaf: stipules: present

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 5

Flowers: sepal position: connate or basally connate

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0, 5

Stamen: number: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10+

Stamen: filaments: free, connate into 1 tube or bundle

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

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

Ovary: position: superior

Ovary: sessile, stipitate

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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