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Key to Montiaceae

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1. Fruit circumscissile, dehiscing near middle or below ..... LEWISIA

1' Fruit 2–3-valved, dehiscing longitudinally from top

2. Stigmas 2–3; fruit 2–3-valved, cap-like

3. Petals 2–4; stamens 1–3, anthers pink, rose, or yellow ..... CALYPTRIDIUM

3' Petals 5; stamens 5–10, anthers yellow ..... CISTANTHE

2' Stigmas 3; fruit 3-valved, not cap-like

4. Cauline leaves alternate

5. Inflorescence not 1-sided; petals red; ovules many; seeds 6–many ..... CALANDRINIA

5' Inflorescence generally 1-sided; petals white to pink; ovules 3; seeds 1–3 ..... MONTIA (2)

4' Cauline leaves ± opposite

6. Cauline leaves generally 2, free, ± fused on 1 side, or fused into ± disk; ovules, seeds 3–6 ..... CLAYTONIA

6' Cauline leaves > 2, free; ovules 3, seeds 1–3 ..... MONTIA (2)


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