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Annual, perennial herb, ± fleshy, generally ± glabrous; often twining by petioles; roots tuber-like or not.
Leaf: generally simple, generally alternate, peltate [(or not)]; blade << petiole, entire, toothed, lobed, or dissected, veins generally palmate; stipules often 0.
Inflorescence: flower generally 1 on long, axillary pedicel.
Flower: showy, bisexual, generally bilateral; sepals 5, uppermost ( adaxial) generally long-spurred; petals generally 5, clawed, upper 2 unlike lower 3; stamens 8, in 2 whorls, unequal; ovary superior, lobes 3, chambers 3, placentas axile, style 1, >> ovary, 3-parted near tip, stigmas 3.
Fruit: separating into 3 generally nut-like, 1-seeded segments (= mericarps).
1 genus, ± 90 species: Mex to South America; some cultivated. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged note: 2 additional stamens opposite petals ± abortive.
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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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