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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Annual, hairs generally forked or stellate.
Stem: prostrate to ascending, branched from base.
Leaf: whorled [ alternate], entire [toothed]; blade base tapered, tip broadly rounded to acute; stipules 0.
Inflorescence: axillary, flowers 3–15, pedicel 0–3 mm.
Flower: flask- or bell-shaped; sepals 5, fused basally, margins wide- scarious; petals 0 [5–20]; stamens 3–20, free or fused in groups, outer sterile; style 0 or short, stigmas 3–5.
Fruit: 3–5-valved, included in calyx, ellipsoid.
Seed: many, minute, smooth or tubercled; aril coiled around seed.
6 species: tropics, subtrop. (Greek: sweet juice)
1. Seeds tubercled, ± glossy or dull; sepals acute or ± mucronate ..... G. lotoides
1' Seeds smooth, highly glossy; sepals long-acuminate to attenuate ..... G. radiatus
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