Category: Plant Families

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 [Continue]

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 [Continue]