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Annual [per], ± fleshy, from taproot or fibrous roots, generally glabrous.
Stem: generally several, generally spreading to ascending.
Leaf: cauline [ basal and cauline], simple, linear to spoon-shaped, fleshy; basal rosetted.
Inflorescence: scapose, raceme, panicle, or umbel, bracts leaf-like or not; bracts generally < sepals, scarious; flowers generally on 1 side of axis, deciduous or not in fruit.
Flower: sepals 2, ovate, green, scarious-margined or not, persistent in fruit; petals 5, > sepals; stamens 5–10, anthers yellow; style 1, stigmas 3.
Fruit: 3-valved, ovoid.
Seed: 6–many, dull to shiny, black.
25–35 species: Am. (Greek: rockrose-flower) [Hershkovitz 2006 Gayana Bot 63:13–74]
Unabridged references: [Hershkovitz 1990 Phytologia 68:267–270; Hershkovitz 1991a Ann Missouri Bot Gard 78:1009–1021; Hershkovitz 1991b Phytologia 70:209–225; Hershkovitz 1992 Syst Bot 17:220–238; Hershkovitz & Zimmer 2000 Molec Phylogen Evol 15:419–439; Hinton 1975 Brittonia 27:197–208; Kelley et al. 2003 FNANM 4:460–464.]
1. Lvs not glaucous; petals white ..... C. ambigua
1' Lvs glaucous; petals rose-red to purple ..... C. maritima
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