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Molluginaceae Hutchinson


Habit: shrub, herb

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate, verticillate/whorled, basal, rosette

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: blade: margin: entire

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, raceme, cyme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic

Flowers: perianth number: 4, 5

Flowers: sepal position: all free from one another

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Stamen: number: 3, 4, 5

Stamen: anthers: opening by longitudinal slits

Stamen: filaments: free, connate into separate bundles

Pistil: carpel: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule, 2 per locule, 3 per locule, 4+ per locule

Pistil: pistil: carpels free from each other, ovules axillary placentation

Ovary: position: superior

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

Seed: embryo: curved

Seed: endosperm: seeds with 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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