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Capparis spinosa

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub, herb, liana

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: position: alternate

Leaf: nature: simple, palmately compound

Leaf: stipules: present

Flowers: inflorescence: solitary, raceme

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual

Flowers: symmetry: actinomorphic, zygomorphic

Flowers: disc: present

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 4, 5, 6, 7+

Flowers: sepal position: all free from one another, connate or basally connate

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8+

Stamen: number: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10+

Stamen: anthers: dorsifixed, opening by longitudinal slits

Stamen: filaments: free

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

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation

Ovary: sessile, stipitate

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

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Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


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