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Perennial, generally rhizomed, of ± wet places.
Leaf: simple, alternate; stipules generally fused to petiole.
Inflorescence: spike [ raceme], dense, many-flowered, generally terminal, subtended by involucre of petal-like bracts [or not], each flower generally subtended by 1 bract.
Flower: small, bisexual; perianth 0; stamens 6(8), appearing to arise from inflorescence axis [or not]; ovary inferior [or superior], sunken into inflorescence axis [or not], compound, chamber generally 1 [or carpels fused only at base]; styles 3–4[5(7)], distinct.
Fruit: capsule, ± fleshy, dehiscent near top [or mericarps].
Seed: [1 or] many, spheric or ovoid.
5 genera, 7 species: e Asia, North America. [Meng 2003 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 90:592–602] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Previous taxon: Umbellularia californica
Next taxon: Anemopsis
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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