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Thymelaeaceae A. L. Jussieu

瑞香科

Thymelaeaceae
Edgeworthia papyrifera

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub, herb

Important diagnostics: resiniferous

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, raceme, spike, umbel, head, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: disc: present

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 4, 5

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: imbricate, tubular

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0

Flower: bract: present

Stamen: arrangement: same number as petals or sepals, twice or more number as petals or sepals

Stamen: filaments: free

Stamen: other characters: staminodia present

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-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)

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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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