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|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Annual, perennial herb, shrub, generally monoecious, generally aquaticRetrieve key for HALORAGACEAE
Leaves cauline, opposite, alternate, or whorled; submersed blades with pinnate, thread-like divisions; aerial leaves simple, entire to divided
Inflorescence: panicle, raceme, or spike; flowers 1 or clustered, short-pedicelled to ± sessile
Flower generally unisexual (bisexual in Haloragis ), small, biradial; calyx tube short, fused to ovary, lobes 24; petals generally 24; stamens 4 or 8, filaments generally short; ovary inferior, chambers 14, styles 24, separate, stigmas generally plumose
Fruit fleshy or nut-like, dehiscent or not
Seeds generally 1 per chamber
Genera in family: 68 genera, ± 100 species: especially s hemisphere, some cultivated.