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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
Annual, shrub, glabrous to densely glandular-hairy. Stem: generally branched from upper nodes. Leaf: petiole 5–45 mm; leaflets 3–5. Inflorescence: raceme, terminal, generally 1–4 cm, generally 5–40 cm in fruit; pedicels 4–20 mm. Flower: often ± unisexual (stamens or pistils vestigial), ± bilateral, parts generally yellow; sepals free or fused, deciduous above base; petal claw 0 to short. Fruit: longer than wide; septum linear to oblong; receptacle stalk-like, reflexed to ascending. Seed: 10–40.Key to Peritoma
6 species. (Greek: cutting all-around, from calyx) [Iltis & Cochrane 2007 Novon 17:447–451]
Annual, sparsely branched from upper nodes, (1.5)2.5–3 dm, ± glabrous. Leaf: leaflets generally 5, 1.5–6 cm, linear to elliptic. Flower: sepals fused in basal 1/2, 1.6–2.6 mm, lanceolate, minutely dentate, yellow, persistent; petals 5–8 mm, oblong to ovate, pale yellow; stamens 10–15 mm, yellow, anthers 1.9–2.6 mm. Fruit: 15–40 mm, 2–5 mm wide, ± linear, ± round in ×-section, striate; receptacle 5–17 mm.
2n=34. Dry, sandy flats, desert scrub, weedy roadsides; 1100–2400 m. East of Sierra Nevada, Desert Mountains; to northern Washington, Nebraska, New Mexico, Baja California. [Cleome lutea Hook.] May–Aug [Online Interchange]
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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 25 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Peritoma, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91909, accessed on Dec 25 2014
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