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Xyridaceae C. Agardh


Habit: herb

Taxon group: monocots

Leaf: position: basal

Flowers: inflorescence: head

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: zygomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 2, 3

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 3

Flower: bract: present

Corolla: tubular

Stamen: number: 3

Stamen: anthers: 2-celled

Stamen: other characters: staminodia present

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation, ovules attached to the base of the ovary

Ovary: position: superior

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

Seed: endosperm: seeds with endosperm

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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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