Dichotomous Key/Magnoliophyta

Dichotomous Key
Magnoliophyta
Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta

1: Monocot or Dicot

  • Number of cotyledons
    • One - 2
    • Two - 3

2: Liliopsida

  • Pollen apertures
    • Annulate - 5
    • Not annulate - 9

3: Magnoliopsida

4

  • Number of ovules per carpel

5: Commelinanae

  • Stem consistency and cause
    • Woody due to fibrous sclerenchyma - Arecales
    • Stem not woody, or woody due to secondary growth - 6

6

  • Seeds
    • Seeds arillate - Zingiberales
    • Other - 7

7

  • Pollen apertures
    • Annulate - Commelinales
    • Other - 8

8

  • Leaf shape
    • Leaves flat or involuted, 2-ranked - Poales
    • Other shape - Dasypogonaceae

9

  • Endosperm
    • Present - #4
    • Not present - Alismatales

10

  • Perianth parts
    • Undifferentiated and petaloid - Liliales
Last modified on 6 September 2009, at 21:33