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Annual, perennial herb, shrub, often ill-smelling.
Leaf: generally 1- palmate, generally alternate, generally petioled; stipules generally minute, often bristle-like or hairy; leaflets 0 or 3–7.
Inflorescence: raceme, head, or flowers 1, expanded in fruit; bracts generally 3-parted below, simple above, or 0.
Flower: generally bisexual, radial to ± bilateral; sepals generally 4, free or fused, generally persistent; petals generally 4, free, ± clawed; stamens generally 6, free, exserted, anthers generally coiling at dehiscence; ovary superior, generally on stalk-like receptacle, chamber generally 1, placentas generally 2, parietal, style 1, persistent, stigma generally minute, ± head-like.
Fruit: 2 nutlets or generally capsule, septicidal; valves generally 2, deciduous, leaving septum (frame-like placentas) behind; pedicel generally ± reflexed to spreading.
17 genera, ± 150 species: widespread tropics to arid temperate. [Iltis & Cochrane 2007 Novon 17:447–451] Treated as Capparaceae in TJM (1993). —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Ernst 1963 J Arnold Arbor 44:81–93]
Key to Cleomaceae
Annual, generally glabrous.Key to Cleomella
Stem: generally ascending to erect, sometimes prostrate when older, generally branched from base, often red-tinged.
Leaf: generally many; petiole generally 7–20 mm; leaflets generally 3.
Inflorescence: raceme, ± terminal, flowers 1 in leaf axils, or both; pedicel generally 4–25 mm.
Flower: parts generally yellow; sepals fused in basal 1/3, generally entire; petals ± sessile, upper 2 often recurved.
Fruit: 2–6 mm, often wider than long; septum elliptic to round; receptacle stalk-like.
Seed: < 10.
± 10 species: arid w North America. (Diminutive of Cleome) [Holmgren 2004 Brittonia 56:103–106]
Stem: 5–45 cm, rough.
Leaf: petiole 0.5–3 mm; leaflets 5–15 mm, linear to obovate, fleshy.
Inflorescence: flowers 1 in leaf axils, including those near base; pedicels 1.5–3 mm.
Flower: sepals 0.8–1.2 mm, ovate, acuminate; petals 1.5–2 mm, pale yellow; stamens 1.5–2.2 mm, anthers 0.3–0.5 mm; style 0.1–0.3 mm.
Fruit: 2–3 mm, 2–3.2 mm wide, round; valves ± conic; receptacle 0.5–3 mm, reflexed.
Alkaline marshes, wet, salt-encrusted soil around thermal springs; 400–2100 m. East of Sierra Nevada (except White and Inyo Mountains), Mojave Desert (except Desert Mountains);
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