Short Note on Malvaceae, Solanaceae and Liliaceae - QS Study
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Malvaceae:

(i) Leaf: simple and alternate, free lateral stipule present.

(ii) Androecium: Stamens monadelphous, staminal tube situated around the style.

(iii) Anther: One celled and kidney shaped. Pollen grain spiny.

Example: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (China rose)

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Solanaceae:

(i) Calyx: 5 sepals, united and persistent

(ii) Corolla: Funnel shaped (eg. Dhutura) or whorled (eg. Brinjal)

(iii) Ovary: Placentation is axile, placenta swollen and situated obliquely with the mother axis Example: Datura metel (Dhutura)

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Fig: Dhutura

Liliaceae:

(i) Flower: Trimerous; floral leaves three in each row or their multiple.

(ii) Perianth: Petaloid, 6 in number, three in each row.

(iii) Ovary: Three chambered and superior

Example: Allium cepa (Onion).

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