February 25, 2019

Orobanchaceae

Holo-parasitic or hemi-parasitic plants
Corrola tube shaped
Upper and lower petal lips (3 x 2)
4 stamens (2 pairs)
2 united (unpartitioned) carpels

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December 18, 2018

Caryophyllaceae

5 united/ separate sepals
5 petals
Sepals and petals separate and distinct
5 - 10 stamens, in 2 whorls
2 - 5 united carpels
Fruit a dry capsule

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October 27, 2018

Genus Crotalaria

Beaked keel (lower sepals with downward curvature tapering to a point)

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Genus Argyrolobium

Argyro - relating to vessels

3 lower sepals fused into boat shape!

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October 12, 2018

Brassicaceae

4 sepals (greenish-yellow), 4 petals
Petals and Sepals separate and distinct
6 stamens (4 tall, 2 short)
Fruit pods arranged in a raceme

EDIBLE!!!!

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Gesneriaceae

Corolla of 5 fused petals (2-lipped), equal sepals
2/4 anthers, joined or in pairs
Superior ovary
Single chamber (carpel)

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October 05, 2018

Melastomataceae

5 valvate sepals (sometimes forming hood), 5 petals
Petals and sepals separate and distinct
2 stamen whorls, stamen numbers equalling petals
Stamens opening with terminal pores
1 pistil with 4 (partitioned) carpels
Inferior ovary
Fruit a capsule or berry
Leaves opposite or cross-opposite

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Crassulaceae

Genus CRASSULA:
3 separate carpels, fused only at base
As many stamens as sepals
Leaves usually restricted to base

Genus KALANCHOE:
3 separate carpels, fused only at base
Twice* as many stamens as sepals
Leaves free

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October 03, 2018

Acanthaceae

Flowers 2-lipped
Conspicuous bracts
Fruit narrowly obovate, 2-valved, dehiscence
Leaves estipulate, opposite
Stems swollen above each node

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September 23, 2018

PLANT FAMILIES: Medicinal Uses

MALVACEAE:
Most leaves and flowers edible
Mucilage applied to skin to soothe burns and irritations

LAMIACEAE:
Crushed leaves added to water to purify it
Crushed leaves eaten to serve as a diaphoretic (pore opener) to assist with Flu

CONVOLVULACEAE:
Some seeds contain ergoline alkoloids with psychedelic properties

GERANIACEAE:
Tannic and gallic acids make plant parts very acidic

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