Family Description: Herbs without latex. Usually dioecious. Male flowers pedicellate; perianth 5-partite; stamens erect in bud. Female flowers sessile; perianth undivided; fruit an achene enclosed in the persistent perianth.
Southern Nettle Tree, European Hackberry, Lote Tree
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CRASSULACEAE DC. ( Stonecrop Family )
Family Description: Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, rarely small shrubs. Leaves undivided, exstipulate, more or less succulent. Flowers regular, usually in cymes, less often in spikes or racemes or solitary in the leaf-axils. Sepals 3 to c. 20, united or free; petals as many, united or free; stamens hypogynous or epipetalous, equal in number to the petals or, more frequently, twice as many. Carpels superior, equal in number to the petals, free or slightly connate at the base, developing into follicles. Scale-like nectaries usually present between the stamens and carpels.
Family Description: Herbs without chlorophyll, parasitic on the roots of other plants. Flowers usually unisexual, in dense, spicate or capitate inflorescences. Fruit a small, 1-seeded nut; seed with abundant endosperm and minute embryo.
Family Description: Trees or shrubs with peltate or stellate, scale-like hairs. Leaves entire. Flowers perigynous, apetalous. Hypanthium 2- or 4-lobed; lobes valvate; stamens as many as sepals and alternating with them, or twice as many; ovary superior, unilocular; ovule solitary, basal. Fruit drupe-like, the dry fruit being surrounded by the fleshy hypanthium.
Family Description: Herbs with exstipulate leaves. Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual. Sepals 0, 2 or 4, small. Petals 0, 2 or 4, often caducous. Stamens 2, 4 or 8, epipetalous; anthers basifixed, 2-locular. Ovary inferior, 1- to 4-locular, with 1 pendent, anatropous ovule in each loculus; styles 1-4, usually short; stigmas feathery or coarsely papillose. Fruit a drupe, or a schizocarp separating into 1-seeded nutlets.
Family Description: Herbs (non-European genera include trees and shrubs). Leaves simple, entire; stipules minute or absent. Flowers hermaphrodite, regular, perigynous, 4- to 6-merous, solitary or in small cymes or clusters in the leaf-axils, rarely in terminal spikes. Hypanthium pelviform to cylindrical. Epicalyx often present. Petals free, pink or purple, inserted on lip of hypanthium; sometimes 0. Stamens 2-12, inserted on tube of hypanthium. Ovary superior, 2- or 4-locular; style single; stigma capitate. Fruit a capsule; seeds numerous.
Family Description: Evergreen trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, usually opposite, exstipulate, with aromatic oil-glands. Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorphic. Calyx and corolla 4- or 5-merous. Stamens numerous. Ovary inferior, syncarpous, with axile placentation; fruit a berry or capsule.
Family Description: Herbs or shrubs. Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorphic or weakly zygomorphic. Hypanthial tube ('calyx-tube') often present. Sepals 2, 4 or 5; petals 0, 2, 4 or 5. Stamens 2 or 4 in 1 whorl, or 8 or 10 in 2 whorls; pollen connected in masses by fine threads. Style 1; ovary inferior, 1-, 2-, 4- or 5-locular. Fruit a capsule, a berry or dry and indehiscent; seeds without endosperm.
Family Description: Trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, usually stipulate. Inflorescence cymose. Flowers perigynous. Calyx 4- to 5-lobed, lobes valvate in bud. Petals 4-5, often small and sometimes absent, inserted at mouth of the hypanthium and often hooded over the stamens. Stamens 4-5, alternating with the calyx-lobes; anthers versatile. Ovary superior, 2- to 4-locular; ovules solitary. Fruit often fleshy.
Family Description: Trees, shrubs or herbs. Leaves usually alternate and stipulate. Flowers regular, usually hermaphrodite, perigynous or epigynous. Hypanthium flat, concave or tubular. Sepals usually 5, sometimes with epicalyx. Petals usually 5, free, sometimes absent. Stamens usually 2, 3 or 4 times as many as the sepals, sometimes 1-5 or indefinite. Carpels 1 to numerous, free or connate, sometimes adnate to the hypanthium. Ovules usually 2, sometimes 1 or more, anatropous. Styles free, rarely united. Fruit of one or more achenes, drupes or follicles, or a pome, the hypanthium sometimes becoming coloured and fleshy. Endosperm usually absent.
Family Description: Herbs, mostly perennial. Flowers 4- or 5-merous, usually in cymes (rarely solitary or in racemes). Petals usually 4 or 5; sometimes absent. Stamens twice as many as the sepals, or rarely equal in number or fewer. Carpels 2; united below but usually divergent above; styles free. Ovary superior, semi-inferior or almost inferior. Fruit a capsule. Seeds numerous.