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Petals absent. Stamens 4 to 5, alternate with the sepals. Disc absent. Ovary
superior, carpels 2, chambers 2, style simple, stigma slightly 2-lobed. Ovules
numerous. Fruit a capsule separating into 2 parts that usually remain connected
by the ...
Male flowers: sepals 3 to 5, fused, calyx tube cuplike or flattened with smooth or
lobed margins; petals 3 to 5, overlapping, slightly fleshy, deciduous; stamens 3 to
5, alternate with the petals; disc flat, discoid. Female flowers: Sepals 4 or 5, ...
Androecium of 5 to 7 epipetalous alternate stamens. Gynoecium of 2 united
carpels; ovary superior, incompletely 2-locular; placentae axile, the ovules 4 to 6.
Fruit a capsule; seeds with endosperm. One genus and species (Retzia)
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