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Grossulariaceae Candolle


Itea virginica

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: shrub

Important diagnostics: scale-like leaves, spiny stems or leaves

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: alternate, tufted

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: blade: margin: lobed, cleft, parted or divided

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, raceme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 4, 5

Stamen: number: 4, 5

Stamen: arrangement: alternate or antesepalous, same number as petals or sepals

Pistil: style: styles more than 1

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation

Ovary: position: inferior

Fruit: types and characters: fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

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