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Key to Montia

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1. Leaves opposite, not much reduced upwards

2. Perennial herb, from leafy stolons with pink overwintering bulblets; petals 5–9 mm, >> sepals ..... M. chamissoi

2' Annual, without stolons or overwintering bulblets; petals 1–2 mm, ± = sepals ..... M. fontana

1' Leaves alternate, reduced upwards or not

3. Perennial herb; leaves basal and on stolons; petals 7–15 mm ..... M. parvifolia

3' Annual; leaves basal and cauline or generally cauline; petals < 6.5 mm

4. Leaves lanceolate to deltate; seed appendage 0.2–0.4 mm ..... M. diffusa

4' Leaves ± linear; seed appendage 0 or << 0.2 mm

5. Sepals 3–7 mm; stem 4–25 cm; lower stem leaves 2–10 cm; seeds 1.4–2.5 mm ..... M. linearis

5' Sepals < 2.5 mm; stem 1–9 cm; lower stem leaves 0.5–4.5 cm; seeds 0.7–1.2 mm

6. Inflorescence in axils of stem leaves and terminal; plants often tufted, not matted, not rooting at nodes ..... M. dichotoma

6' Inflorescence in axils of membranous bracts opposite stem leaves; plants matted, rooting at lower nodes, not tufted ..... M. howellii


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