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Annual, perennial herb, shrub, often armed; caudex present or not. Stem: branched; nodes often angled, swollen. Leaf: 1-compound, opposite, petioled; stipules persistent or not; leaflets entire. Inflorescence: flowers 1–2 in axils. Flower: bisexual; sepals 5, free, persistent or not; petals 5, free, generally spreading, twisted (corolla propeller-like) or not; stamens 10, appendaged on inside base or not; ovary superior, chambers (and lobes) 5–10, each with 1–several ovules, placentas axile. Fruit: capsule or splitting into 5–10 nutlets (= mericarps).
27 genera, ± 250 species: widespread especially in warm, dry regions; some cultivated (Guaiacum, lignum vitae; Tribulus, caltrop). [Sheahan & Chase 2000 Syst Bot 25:371–384] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Zygophyllaceae
Annual, unarmed. Stem: spreading radially, prostrate to ascending, < 1 m. Leaf: even-1-pinnate; stipules narrow, green. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils. Flower: sepals persistent or not; petals yellow to orange, persistent, withering. Fruit: 10-lobed, splitting into 10 tubercled nutlets; style persistent; pedicel reflexed. Seed: 1 per chamber.Key to Kallstroemia
17 species: warm and tropical America. (Anders Kallstroem, obscure contemporary of Scopoli, author of genus, 1733–1812) [Porter 1969 Contr Gray Herb 198:41–153]
Stem: prostrate to decumbent, < 0.7 m, strigose to glabrous. Leaf: stipules 1.5–5 mm; leaflets 6–12. Flower: pedicel generally < to ± = subtending leaf; sepals spreading, deciduous; petals 3–5 mm, yellow. Fruit: 3–5 mm wide, ovoid; style < body.
Flat, sandy or disturbed areas; < 600 m. Desert; to Texas, Mexico. Aug–Oct [Online Interchange]
Unabridged note: "Last collected in California in 1948" (TJM (1993), p. 1099) no longer true.
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Dec 9 2013
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2012. Kallstroemia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29857, accessed on Dec 9 2013
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