Family Description: Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, usually pinnate or digitate. Calyx usually 5-partite; petals 5, rarely absent, free or more or less connate; ovary superior, 1-locular, with one ovule; placentation basal or apical. Fruit a drupe.
Brazilian pepper, Upright False Pepper, Broad-leaved Pepper Tree
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GERANIACEAE Juss. ( Geranium Family )
Family Description: Herbs, or rarely small shrubs with soft stems. Leaves stipulate, usually lobed or divided, and sometimes more or less compound. Flowers in cymes, umbels or spikes, 5-merous, actinomorphic or somewhat zygomorphic. Sepals 5, free; petals 5, free; stamens obdiplostemonous in two whorls of 5, some of them sometimes reduced to staminodes. Ovary superior, of 5 united carpels, separating in fruit into 5 1-seeded mericarps; styles united in flower, sometimes separating in fruit.
Family Description: Trees or shrubs. Leaves pinnate, alternate. Flowers actinomorphic, usually hermaphrodite, usually 5-merous. Petals free or connate at base. Stamens twice as many as petals, monadelphous. Ovary superior, with 2-8 loculi; placentation axile; style 1. Fruit a capsule, drupe or berry.
Family Description: Herbs, rarely small shrubs. Leaves usually compound. Flowers 5-merous, hermaphrodite, actinomorphic. Ovary superior, 5-locular; placentation axile. Fruit a capsule. Seeds with endosperm.
Family Description: Leaves simple, exstipulate. Flowers hermaphrodite, zygomorphic, in spikes or racemes. Sepals 5, free; petals 3-5, more or less united; stamens 8, with filaments partly united. Ovary 2-locular, with 1 seed in each loculus.
Family Description: Herbs, shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple or compound, dotted with translucent glands, exstipulate, sometimes reduced to spines. Flowers usually hermaphrodite and actinomorphic. Sepals 4-5, free or connate below. Petals 4-5. Disc present. Stamens as many or twice as many as the petals, rarely more, free or rarely monadelphous. Ovary superior, usually syncarpous and often 4- to 5-locular, but carpels occasionally united at the base only or rarely free. Styles as many as the carpels, free or connate.
Family Description: Trees, shrubs, woody climbers or rarely (as in the only European representative) herbs, with alternate, usually compound leaves. Flowers hermaphrodite, hypogynous, usually small. Sepals and petals 3-5, free; stamens 8, deflexed. Ovary superior, 3-locular, with one seed in each loculus.
Family Description: Trees or shrubs with bitter bark. Leaves pinnate, alternate. Flowers actinomorphic, 5-merous. Petals free. Disc 10-lobed. Stamens 10 in male flowers, 2-3 in hermaphrodite flowers; filaments free. Ovary superior; carpels 5-6, more or less connate, unilocular, each with 1 ovule attached to the inner angle; styles 2-5, connate. Fruit drupe-like, a berry or a group of samaras.
Tree-of-heaven, Stinking Shumach, Japanese Varnish Tree
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VITACEAE Juss. ( Vine Family )
Family Description: Shrubs, usually diffuse and climbing by means of leaf-opposed tendrils. Leaves alternate, stipulate, usually palmately lobed or divided. Flowers small, actinomorphic, in terminal or leaf opposed cymes or panicles. Sepals 5, united; petals 5, free or united distally; stamens 5, antepetalous. Ovary superior,2-locular; style and stigma 1; fruit a berry with 2-4 seeds.
Family Description: Herbs or shrubs. Leaves stipulate, usually pinnate. Flowers hermaphrodite, usually actinomorphic, (4-)5-merous. Disc present. Stamens usually twice as many as petals. Ovary superior, usually angled or winged. Fruit dry or fleshy.