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Systematic Botany

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PINACEAE Cone scales with double seed parking can have fascicled leaves attenuata / monophylla Pseudotsuga meziesii (mousefeet bracts) male cones at the terminal single leaves, with pronounced leaf scars
CUPRESSACEAE Redwoods and cypress Sequoia sempervirens lower tier - needle leaves upper tier - awl-like leaves Hersperocyparis macrocarpa - Monterey cypress scale-like leaves fleshy female cones; reduced males blue fleshy scales resemble berries
LAURELACEAE pellucid dots avocadoes (DRUPES) leaves slightly acuminate notable brown leaf scars VALVATE ANTHERS (3 middle, 6 outside lol?
AMBORELLACEAE tepals lobed leaves vaguely dentate (thorns?) pistils very open, represents ancestral design (folded over leaves) axillary inflorescence
WINTERACEAE enlarged ovaries; style greatly reduced stems with slight red hue (xmas vibes) basic leaves idk infinite number of whols besides sepals
MAGNOLIACEAE crazy aggregate follicles can occasionally have pellucid dots spirally arranged parts red/orange seeds
RANUNCULACEAE leaves in multiples of 3's. <-- look for this can have hummingbird nectar spurs, greatly reduced petals, infinite A's & G's, dentate leaves flowers bilateral or radial
PAPAVERACEAE POPPIES!!!!!. intensely lobed or dissected leaves usually. tend to have parietal placentation carpels often fused; septa not always present deciduous sepals
PROTEACEAE CRAZY large inflorescences, resemble corn cobs. "valvate" perianth. style pushes out the tepals. Banksia fruit: aggregate follicles, look like MOUTHS.
CRASSULACEAE waxy leaves. cyme inflorescences 2 whorls of 5 stamens
SAXIFRAGACEAE superior or inferior basal rosette (rises above leaves) with cyme inflorescences bilobed stigmas lobed palmate leaves capsule fruits
FABACEAE legumes pinnately compound leaves, often kind of flattened/folded onto each other enhanced stipules (mimoisoideae) subfamilies: mimosoideae, caesalpinoideae (tiny terminal beans), faboid (beans) caesalpinoid flowers sometimes remain
SALICACEAE no perianth lol capsules/CATKINS. diecious includes willows and cottonwoods.
ROSACEAE hypanthium perianth 5 showy flowers, sometimes bilateral????? leaves varied, but often serrated. many stamens
FAGACEAE nuts super spiny caps OAKS catkins (not terminal), leaves dentate
CUCURBITACEAE very inferior ovary. sometimes perianth dries & remains as fruit develops parietal placentation in berries/pepos. VINES palmate venation in leaves monoecious flowers nodes multi-dimensional
Created by: kinipeli14