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Key to Lythraceae

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1. Hypanthium leathery, 2–5 cm, wall smooth; ovary inferior; sepals 5–9 ..... PUNICA

1' Hypanthium membranous, 2–8 mm, wall 4–12-ribbed; ovary superior; sepals 4–6

2. Hypanthium cylindric, > 2 × longer than wide ..... LYTHRUM

2' Hypanthium bell- to urn-shaped, < 2 × longer than wide

3. Leaf with basal ear-like lobes; flowers in dense axillary cymes ..... AMMANNIA

3' Leaf narrowly tapered to base; flowers 1 per axil on main shoots and on short axillary shoots

4. Sepals, stamens generally 6; hypanthium broadly bell-shaped ..... Lythrum portula

4' Sepals, stamens generally 4; hypanthium bell- to ± urn-shaped ..... ROTALA


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