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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
Perennial, shrub.Key to Fagonia
Stem: < 1 m, spreading, angled or ridged.
Leaf: palmately compound; stipules stiff, spine-tipped; leaflets 3, spine-tipped, terminal largest.
Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils.
Flower: sepals deciduous; petals clawed, twisted, purple to pink, deciduous.
Fruit: capsule, deeply 5-lobed, obovoid, loculicidal; style persistent; pedicel reflexed.
Seed: 1 per chamber.
35 species: sw North America, sw South America, Canary I. to India, sw Africa. (Guy-Crescent Fagon, French botanist, chemist, physician to Louis XIV, 1638–1718) [Beier 2005 Syst Biodivers 3:221–263]
Unabridged species in genus: [35 species: sw North America, sw South America, Canary I. and Cape Verde I. to Afghanistan and India, sw Africa.]
Previous taxon: Zygophyllaceae
Next taxon: Fagonia laevis
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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