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DATISCACEAE DATISCA FAMILY

Steve Boyd & William J. Stone

Perennial herb, glabrous (sparsely short-hairy); plants with either male or bisexual flowers [dioecious]. Leaf: alternate, pinnately lobed or compound. Inflorescence: axillary spikes or small clusters. Bisexual flower: calyx lobes 3; stamens [0]2–4; ovary inferior, ovoid, 3-angled, chamber 1, placentas 3, parietal, styles 3, thread-like, 2-forked. Staminate flower: calyx lobes 4–9, unequal; corolla 0; stamens 8–12, filaments short. Fruit: capsule, opening at top between styles. Seed: many, minute.
1 genus, 2 species: western North America, Asia. [Zhang et al. 2006 Molec Phylogen Evol 39:305–322] With nitrogen-fixing root nodules. —Scientific Editor: Bruce G. Baldwin.

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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Jul 28 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Datiscaceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=117, accessed on Jul 28 2014

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