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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, glabrous.
Stem: spreading to erect, generally branched, 4-angled to rounded.
Leaf: opposite, 4-ranked ( whorled), generally sessile.
Inflorescence: flowers 1 per axil on main shoots and on short axillary shoots, sessile.
Flower: radial; hypanthium bell- to ± urn-shaped; sepals generally 4, epicalyx lobes 4 or 0; petals 4, minute, < sepals; stamens generally 4, ± included ( exserted).
Fruit: capsule, oblong to ± spheric, golden, wall finely transversely striate at 10× thin, dry, valves 2–4.
Seed: many, < 1 mm.
± 48 species: temperate, tropics. (Latin: wheel-like) [Baskin et al. 2002 Wetlands (Wilmington) 22:661–668]
1. Lf oblong to obovate or ± round, 0.5–2 cm, paler at margin; epicalyx lobes 0; fruit valves generally 2 ..... R. indica
1' Lf linear-oblong to elliptic or oblanceolate, 1–5 cm, not paler at margin; epicalyx lobes awl-like, to 2 × > sepals; fruit valves 3–4 ..... R. ramosior
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