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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 [ perennial herb, shrub], glabrous or hairy.
Stem: prostrate to erect.
Leaf: simple, generally basal and cauline, alternate, opposite, or whorled, entire, ( fleshy), petioled [not]; stipules 0 or small, deciduous.
Inflorescence: axillary or terminal cyme [ umbel] or flowers 1; flowers pedicelled or not.
Flower: generally bisexual, small, radial; sepals 4–5, free or fused, persistent; corolla 0 or small (= staminodes); stamens 2–25, free or fused basally, on hypanthium, alternate sepals, petal-like or not; nectary a ring; ovary superior, chambers 3–5, placentas generally axile, styles 1 or 3–5, generally free.
Fruit: 3–5-valved capsule [ achene].
Seed: 1 or more per chamber, reniform to lenticular, arilled or not.
14 genera, 125 species: generally tropics, subtrop, especially Africa. [Boetsch 2002 Castanea 67:42–53] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Boetsch, J. R. 2002. The Aizoaceae and Molluginaceae of the southeastern United States. Castanea 67: 42–53.]
1. Plant hairy; sepals 3.5–7 mm, fused basally; seeds arilled; pedicels 0–3 mm, stout ..... GLINUS
1' Plant glabrous; sepals 1–2.5 mm, free; seeds not arilled; pedicels 3–30 mm, slender ..... MOLLUGO
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