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Perennial, glabrous; rhizomes fibrous-rooted.
Stem: prostrate, creeping.
Leaf: 1 or tufted, linear to spoon-shaped, cylindric or ± flattened, segmented, entire, without definite blade or petiole, scarious-sheathing at base.
Inflorescence: umbels simple, open, generally peduncled; bracts several, inconspicuous; pedicels few, spreading to recurved.
Flower: calyx lobes minute; petals wide, white or maroon, short- acuminate, tip not incurved.
Fruit: ovate to obovate, ± compressed side-to-side, glabrous; ribs equal or not, 0–all conspicuously spongy-thickened; oil tubes several to many per rib-interval; fruit central axis not obvious.
Seed: face rounded or flat.
13 species: Am, Australia, New Zealand, Africa. (Greek: like Lilaea) [Affolter 1985 Syst Bot Monogr 6:1–140]
Unabridged etymology: (Greek: like Lilaea, now merged with Triglochin of Juncaginaceae)
1. Lf cylindric, 0.4–1.2 mm wide, leaf internal cross-walls 3–8, obscure ..... L. masonii
1' Lf cylindric to flattened, 0.7–4.5 mm wide, leaf internal cross-walls 4–13, evident ..... L. occidentalis
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