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Key to Elatine

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1. Sepals, petals 4; stamens 8; pedicels elongating in fruit to 2–3 × fruit; seeds curved 90–180° ..... E. californica

1' Sepals 2–3, petals 3; stamens (1) 3, 6; pedicels generally ± 0, occasionally ± elongating in fruit to <= 1/2 fruit; seeds straight or curved <= 30°

2. Flower subsessile to stalked, ± erect; fruit pedicel turned to 1 side; sepals 3, ± equal ..... E. ambigua

2' Flower sessile, erect; fruit pedicel not turned to 1 side; sepals 2, ± equal, or 3, 1 < others

3. Stamens (1) 6 (if 3, opposite petals) ..... E. heterandra

3' Stamens 3, alternate petals

4. Seed pits 10–15 per row ..... E. brachysperma

4' Seed pits 16–35 per row

5. Seed pits wider than long ..... E. chilensis

5' Seed pits ± as wide as long ..... E. rubella

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