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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, generally glabrous, generally powdery when young.
Stem: prostrate to ascending, simple or branched from base, not branched distally, ultimate branches not thread-like.
Leaf: generally reduced distally on stem, ± lanceolate to oblanceolate or spoon-shaped, generally entire, tip obtuse to rounded.
Inflorescence: clusters generally axillary, 4–15-flowered; bracts leaf-like.
Flower: bisexual or pistillate; sepals (0)1–3, ± green; stamens 0–1(2); stigmas 2, fused at base.
Fruit: ± flattened; wall pitted to tubercled, free from seed or not.
Seed: generally vertical, lenticular, smooth, brown to black.
5 species: temperate w North America, South America, c&ne Asia. (Greek: 1 scale, from sepal number in most species) [Holmgren 2003 FNANM 4:300–301] Monolepis pusilla moved to Micromonolepis.
1. Proximal leaves 2-toothed to hastate near base; fruit 1.1–1.5 mm, wall minutely pitted, adherent to seed ..... M. nuttalliana
1' All leaves entire; fruit 0.5–0.7 mm, wall minutely papillate, free from seed ..... M. spathulata
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