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Zingiberaceae Lindley


Tapeinochilus ananassae

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: herb

Taxon group: monocots

Root: tuberoid

Stem: rhizome, tuberous

Leaf: position: distichous, basal, cauline, spiral

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: venation: pinnate, parallel

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

Leaf: other characters: with ligule, with leaf sheath

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, spike, head, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: zygomorphic

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 3

Flowers: sepal/calyx nature: tubular

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 3

Flowers: petal position: connate or basally connate

Flower: bract: present

Flower: bractlet: present

Stamen: number: 1, 6

Stamen: anthers: 2-celled

Stamen: other characters: anthers with a conspicuous or inconspicuous appendage, staminodia present

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

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed, 3-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 4+ per locule

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

Ovary: position: inferior

Fruit: types and characters: a capsule (incl. pod, follicle, etc.), fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

Fruit: seed: 2 seeds, 3 seeds, 4+ seeds

Seed: aril: present

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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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