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Leaf: cauline, opposite or whorled, petioled or not, lanceolate to widely ovate, some gland-dotted, entire.
Inflorescence: raceme, panicle, or flowers 1.
Flower: parts generally in 5s or 6s; corolla > calyx, yellow; filaments free or fused at base, tooth-like staminodes present or 0, united to corolla; ovary superior.
Fruit: 5–6-valved, ovate.
150 species: generally n temperate. (Greek: loose dagger) [Hao et al. 2004 Molec Phylogen Evol 31:323–339]
1. St creeping; petiole 2–4 mm; flowers 1 in leaf axils; corolla lobes 7–13 mm ..... L. nummularia
1' St erect; petiole 0; flowers in racemes in leaf axils; corolla lobes 3–5 mm ..... L. thyrsiflora
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