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Perennial, matted from creeping stolons; hairs equally forked.
Leaf: reniform; petiole > blade.
Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils; bracts 0; upper peduncle recurved in fruit.
Flower: inconspicuous; calyx lobes 5, deep, ± equal, ovate to obovate; corolla ± > calyx, lobes > tube; ovary shallowly to deeply 2-lobed, styles 2, free or united only at base, stigmas head-shaped.
Fruit: capsule or separating into nutlets, spheric to ± 2-lobed.
15+ species: temperate & tropics. (Greek: double grain, from deeply lobed fruit of some) [Austin 1998 Econ Bot 52:88–106]
Unabridged references: [Tharp & Johnston 1961 Brittonia 13: 346–360]
1. Fr spheric to ± notched capsule, each valve often 2-seeded — s CCo, SCo, ChI, PR ..... D. occidentalis
1' Fr generally deeply 2-lobed, generally separating into 2, generally 1-seeded nutlets
2. St 1–2 mm thick; calyx in fruit >= 2.5 mm; NCo, w KR, n SNF, CCo, SnFrB ..... D. donelliana
2' St < 1 mm thick; calyx in fruit < 2.5 mm; n SNF, SCo, expected elsewhere ..... D. micrantha
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