Theaceae

Description

200-400 spp

Source: Pinkka e-learning: Tropical plant families (EKOL4311, University of Turku) - All tropical plant families CC BY 4.0

Growing form

Trees, shrubs

Leaf

Leaves alternate, simple and thick, often sessile/subsessile; asymmetric at least basally or punctate (dark already in bud and rounder than in Primulaceae); secondary veins usually not apparent, margin often serrate, with theoid teeth (conical deciduous teeth); no stipules; young leaves rolled longitudinally, old leaves often red before falling down

Flower

Bisexual. Flower: 5 or 7 strongly overlapping imbricate sepals; (4-) 5(-50) petals; (5, 10, 15 or) many stamens, filaments sometimes appendiculate; ovary superior

Fruit and seed

Fruit a capsule(, drupe or berry)

Source: Pinkka e-learning: Tropical plant families (EKOL4311, University of Turku) - All tropical plant families CC BY 4.0

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observations in Finland?

Checklist
FinBIF master checklist
Scientific name
Theaceae
Author
Mirb.
Identifier
http://tun.fi/MX.4986575
Taxon rank
family
DNA barcode sequences
Informal groups
  • Vascular plants