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stamens usually twice the number of petals, often in 2 whorls; ovary 4- or 5-celled
, sometimes up to 20-chambered; ovules usually 2 in each cell; seeds with or
without endosperm; fruit various. About 150 genera and 900 species distributed ...
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, ...
Inflorescence cymose; flowers complete, actinomorphic, hypogynous; calyx of 5
united sepals; corolla of 5 to 7 united petals. Androecium of 5 to 7 epipetalous
alternate stamens. Gynoecium of 2 united carpels; ovary superior, incompletely ...
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