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Perennial herb, subshrub, salt-tolerant; dioecious [monoecious]. Leaf: simple, opposite, sessile, ± cylindric or ± 3-angled, narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblanceolate or linear, fleshy, base with triangular appendage, margins entire; stipules minute. Inflorescence: dense, cone- or spike-like, axillary, ± sessile; flowers unisexual. Staminate flower: 8–12, ± free, 4-ranked, subtended by ± widely ovate bract and involucre- or sac-like bractlets; calyx ± bilateral, cup- or bell-shaped, blunt-lobed; petals 4(5), alternate stamens; stamens 4(5), > petals, anthers opening by longitudinal slits. Pistillate flower: (2)4–12(24), free or fused, subtended by small bractlet, << flower; perianth 0; ovary superior, fleshy, chambers 4, ovule 1 per chamber, stigma 2-lobed, ± spheric, sessile. Fruit: drupe or drupe-like aggregate, floating. Seed: 1–4.
1 genus, 2 species: coastal, tropics, subtropical America, Pacific, Australia. [Bayer & Appel 2003 Fam Generally Vasc Plant 5:30–32] Staminate perianth variously interpreted as tepals, petals, or staminodes. —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Unabridged references: [Rogers 1982 J Arnold Arbor 63:375–386]
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Aug 31 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Bataceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=62, accessed on Aug 31 2015
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