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Habit: Perennial herb < 0.5 m; hairs stinging, nettle-like; monoecious. Stem: spreading to erect, branched, sometimes twining. Leaf: cauline, alternate; stipules persistent. Inflorescence: raceme, terminal or opposite leaf; staminate flowers distal to pistillate flowers. Staminate Flower: sepals 4--5; stamens 3--6; nectary 0. Pistillate Flower: sepals 5[4--8]; ovary 3-chambered, styles simple, +- fused at base. Fruit: +- spheric. Seed: smooth or +- rough; scar not appendaged.
Species In Genus: +- 100 species: tropics, warm temperate worldwide. Etymology: (Tragus, name for Hieronymus Bock, German herbalist, 1498--1554)
eFlora Treatment Author: Mark H. Mayfield & Grady L. Webster
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Stillingia spinulosa
Next taxon: Tragia ramosa
Citation for this treatment: Mark H. Mayfield & Grady L. Webster 2016. Tragia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10101, accessed on December 04, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 04, 2016.