Plant Families

Ranunculaceae – Delphinium ajacis

Delphinium ajacis (Rocket Larkspur) The family include about 35 genera and 1500 species distributed in temperature and colder regions of the world. The family includes many common plants such as Ranunculus (buttercup), Caltha (marsh marigold), Clematis, Anemone, Thalictrum (mamira), Delphinium (larkspur), Nigella (kala zira) and Aconitum (monkshood). Distinguishing Features: Mostly herbs with simple leaves, flower hypogynous with free sepal and petals, ...

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The Family Ranunculaceae

Ranunculaceae The family include about 35 genera and 1500 species distributed in temperature and colder regions of the world. The family includes many common plants such as Ranunculus (buttercup), Caltha (marsh marigold), Clematis, Anemone, Thalictrum (mamira), Delphinium (larkspur), Nigella (kala zira) and Aconitum (monkshood). Distinguishing Features: Mostly herbs with simple leaves, flower hypogynous with free sepal and petals, stamens indefinite ...

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Key to Flowering Families

Families Key to Flowering Families 1. Leaf Venation ____ Parallel …………………………………………………Monocots A. Ovary Superior: i. Monocarpellary, Styles two and Stigmas feathery …………………………………………………Poaceae. ii. Tricarpellary a. Leaves large, fan-like or pinnately compound Stigmas not feathery …………………………………………………Palmae. b. Leaves long narrow, Perianth colored or white …………………………………………………Liliaceae B. Ovary Inferior: i. Stamens with colored (non-green) filaments Anthers monothecous …………………………………………………Canaceae ii. Stamens not Colored ...

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Carrot Family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Diagnostic characters Habits: Annual or perennial herbs rarely shrubs. Roots: Tap root, branched, sometimes, tuberous due to presence of stored food. Stem: Herbaceous stem, erect or prostate with swollen nodes. Leaves: Petiolate, Alternate, simple, exstipulate, reticulate venation. Usually sheathing at the base. Inflorescence: Cymose, umbel (old name of family Umbelliferae derive from umbel), simple or compound. Umbel is surrounded by ...

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