Humiriaceae A.Juss.
  • Fl. Bras. Merid. (quarto ed.) 2(13): 87. 1829. (10 Oct 1829)


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Morphology

Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorphic

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    Sepals 5, imbricate, shortly or wholly connate

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    Leaves alternate, simple; stipules absent

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    Trees or shrubs

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    Petals 5, free, soon falling away, slightly imbricate-contorted

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    Stamens 10 or more, hypogynous, more or less connate in the lower part; anthers versatile, 2–4-celled, opening lengthwise

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    Disk annular and often toothed, or of separate glands, surrounding the base of the ovary

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    Ovary free, sessile, 5–7-celled; style simple; ovules 1–3, pendulous from the apex, anatropous

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    Fruit a drupe with rather thin fleshy pericarp and hard endocarp, sometimes with numerous resin-filled cavities

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    Seeds 1–2 in each cell; embryo straight in the middle of copious endosperm; cotyledons short

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    Arbres'ou arbustes.'Feuilles'alternes, simples, stipulées ou exstipulées.'Inflorescences'axillaires, plus rarement terminales, paniculées ou cymeuses.'Fleurs'☿, actinomorphes, 5-mères; sépales ± soudés; pétales libres; étamines monadelphes, ∞ et en plusieurs verticilles ou 10-30 et en 1-2 verticilles, à filets alternativement longs et courts; anthères dorsifixes ou subbasifixes; connectif épais, charnu; thèques 2-4, uni- ou biloculaires ; disque intrastaminal, tubulaire ou cupulaire ; ovaire supère, syncarpe, généralement à 5 carpelles et 5 loges contenant 1-2 ovules penduleux et axiles; style 1, entier; stigmate capité, ± nettement lobé.'Drupes'à exocarpe pulpeux à fibreux, à endocarpe ligneux, compact ou à lacunes résinifères.'Graines 1-2, rarement plus.\n\t\t\tFamille principalement néotropicale, comprenant 8 genres et 49 espèces dont 1 africaine.

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    Humiriaceae
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