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Woody or herbaceous. Leaves usually alternate, sometimes distichous, rarely opposite, simple or compound; stipules on the twig or on the base of the petiole, free or adnate to the petiole, rarely O. Inflorescences various, usually terminal, usually (compound) racemes. Flowers actinomorphic, mostly (4)5-merous, mostly bisexual, rarely unisexual and then the plants monoecious or dioecious; hypanthium usually well-developed (not evident in some staminate flowers), from saucer-shaped to tubular or camp anulate, the epicalyx, sepals, petals, and stamens inserted on its rim, its inside usually lined by nectariferous tissue; disk sometimes distinct, intrastaminal; epicalyx + in some genera; sepals free; petals free, from large and showy to small and not or hardly distinct from sepals, rarely 0; stamens few to numerous, often their number distinctly related to the number of perianth parts; filaments free; anthers bilocular, dehiscing longitudinally; carpels 1-many, free or variously connate with each other and/or adnate to the hypanthium, forming 1 or more superior to inferior ovary(ies); stylodia (in monocarpellate ovaries styles) +, these sometimes (some Maleae) fused into a common, branched style; ovules 1-several (often 2) per carpel, anatropous, ascending or pendulous. Fruits various, fleshy or dry, dehiscent or not; seeds 1-several, testa usually firm, endosperm 0 or a thin layer, cotyledons fleshy or flat.


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