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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
1 sp. (F.A. Wislizenus, plant collector in sw US, 1810–1889)
Annual, short-lived perennial herb, glabrous to puberulent.Key to Wislizenia refracta
Stem: much-branched from base, 0.5–24 dm.
Leaf: petiole 3–25 mm; leaflets generally 3.
Inflorescence: raceme, terminal, 1–3 cm, dense, in fruit 4–20 cm; pedicels 5–10 mm.
Flower: radial; sepals free, 1–2 mm, ± entire, green; petals 2.5–6.3 mm, elliptic, yellow, tapered to base, claw ± 0; stamens 8–14 mm, yellow; ovary 0.3–0.6 mm, generally exserted, lobes 2, ± free, each generally 1-ovuled, style 2–5.5 mm.
Fruit: 2 nutlets; valves deciduous; receptacle stalk-like, reflexed; style elongate but not spine-like.
Seed: 1(3) per nutlet.
2n=40. TOXIC but seldom eaten. Valuable honey plant. [Online Interchange]
Unabridged references: [Vanderpool et al. 1991 Amer J Bot 78:295–937]
Stem: green, tan.
Leaf: leaflets 3, 4–20 mm, obovate.
Flower: receptacle 6–10 mm; sepals 1–2 mm, lanceolate; anthers 1.6–2.1 mm; style 3–5 mm.
Sandy washes, weedy roadsides, cultivated, fallow fields; < 125 m. San Joaquin Valley.
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