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[Annual, shrub] perennial herb, generally aquatic or semiterrestrial, dioecious or monoecious.
Leaf: cauline, opposite, alternate or whorled; submersed blades pinnately divided, segments thread-like; emergent leaves simple, entire to divided.
Inflorescence: raceme, spike, or panicle; flowers 1 or clustered, short-pedicelled to ± sessile.
Flower: generally unisexual, small; calyx tube short, fused to ovary, lobes 2–4; petals generally 2–4; stamens 4 or 8, filaments generally short; ovary inferior, chambers 1–4, styles 2–4, separate, stigmas generally plumose.
Fruit: fleshy or of nut-like mericarps, dehiscent or not.
Seed: generally 1 per chamber.
6–8 genera, ± 100 species: especially s hemisphere, some cultivated. [Aiken & McNeill 1980 J Linn Soc Bot 80:213–222] Haloragis erecta (Murray) Eichler not naturalized in CA. —Scientific Editor: Bruce G. Baldwin.
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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