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|Family: Cleomaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, sticky, glandular-hairy. Leaf: leaflets 3--5, oblanceolate to ovate. Inflorescence: raceme, terminal, dense. Flower: bilateral; sepals +- free, deciduous; petals generally unequal, obovate, clawed, notched at tip; stamens 8--32, unequal, anthers not coiling; ovary +- sessile, subtended on 1 side by a prominent nectary. Fruit: dehiscent in upper 1/2; valves persistent; receptacle not stalk-like. Seed: many.
Species In Genus: 5 species: North America. Etymology: (Greek: many, unequal, from stamens) Note: Taxonomic position problematic.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Staria S. Vanderpool
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Peritoma serrulata
Next taxon: Polanisia dodecandra subsp. trachysperma
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Staria S. Vanderpool 2016. Polanisia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10313, accessed on December 09, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 09, 2016.