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Trapaceae Dumortier


  • Hydrocaryaceae

    Habit: herb

    Important diagnostics: aquatic plants

    Taxon group: dicots

    Leaf: blade: margin: dentate

    Flowers: inflorescence: solitary

    Flowers: disc: present

    Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 4

    Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 4

    Stamen: number: 4

    Pistil: style: style 1, or styles more or less connate

    Pistil: ovary: 2-loculed

    Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

    Pistil: pistil: ovules attached to the apex of the ovary

    Ovary: position: half-inferior

    Stigma: 2-cleft

    Fruit: types and characters: a nut (incl. achene, caryopsis, schizocarp, pyrene, etc.), spiny

    Seed: endosperm: seeds without 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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