Identifying Characteristics of Malvaceae Family - QS Study
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Here identifying characteristics of Malvaceae family along with essential figures and one suitable example:

(i) Plant: Usually shrub and tender part of the plant contains a lubricating substance called mucilage

(ii) Leaf: Simple and free lateral stipules are present.

(iii) Calyx: 5 sepals, united, epicalyx present 5-8 in number

(iv) Androecium: Stamens- numerous, monadelphous, staminal tube present around the style

(v) Anther: One celled and kidney shaped

(vi) Pollen grain: Large and spins

(vii) Placentation: Axile

(vii) Fruit: Berry or schizocarp

Example- Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.