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CRASSULACEAE

STONECROP FAMILY

Annual to subshrubs, fleshy
Leaves generally simple, generally basal and cauline, alternate or opposite, generally reduced upward
Inflorescence: generally cyme, generally bracted
Flower: sepals generally 3–5, generally ± free; petals generally 3–5, ± free or fused; stamens = to >> sepals, free or epipetalous; pistils generally 3–5, simple (sometimes fused at base), ovary 1-chambered, placenta 1, parietal, ovules 1–many, style 1
Fruit: follicles generally 3–5
Seeds 1–many, small
Genera in family: ± 30 genera, ± 1500 species: ± worldwide, especially dry temp; many cultivated for ornamental. Family description and generic key by Melinda F. Denton and Reid Moran.

COTYLEDON

Reid Moran

Shrub
Leaves simple, opposite, sessile; margin entire
Inflorescence: cyme, terminal
Flower: sepals 5, ± free; corolla tube > sepals, often > lobes; stamens 10, hairy at base
Seeds many, elliptic in outline, ridged
Species in genus: 9 species: especially s Africa; some cultivated for ornamental
Etymology: (Greek: cavity)
Reference: [Tolken 1985 Fl S Africa 14:3–17]

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