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[Annual] perennial herb, subshrub, shrub [ tree, vine]; hairs unbranched.
Leaf: simple, generally alternate ( opposite or whorled); veins pinnate; margin generally ± entire; stipules generally 0.
Inflorescence: raceme, spike, or panicle.
Flower: bisexual, generally bilateral and ± pea- flower-like [or ± radial]; sepals 5, fused or not, lateral or inner pair generally larger and petal-like (called wings); petals 5, fused to stamen tube, [± similar or] different with 1 lower keel petal, 2 strap-like upper petals, and 2 lateral petals; stamens 3–10, ± fused, tube open at top; ovary chambers 1–8 with 1 ovule each, style 1 or 0.
Fruit: capsule [ drupe or nut; occasionally winged].
Seed: often with aril.
20 genera, 1000 species: especially tropics, subtrop; few cultivated. [Persson 2001 Taxon 50:763–779] —Scientific Editors: Bruce G. Baldwin.
Previous taxon: Saltugilia splendens subsp. splendens
Next taxon: Polygala
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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