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|Family: Loasaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual or subshrub; hairs needle-like, stinging, barbed. Leaf: widely ovate to +- round, toothed to +- lobed; base widely tapered to cordate. Inflorescence: cyme, bracted. Flower: petals fused at least at base; stamens epipetalous or fused at base into a short tube; ovary funnel-shaped to hemispheric, placentas 5, stigma lobes 5, generally appressed. Fruit: obovoid to spheric, nodding or reflexed, dehiscent at top by 5 valves. Seed: many, < 1 mm, +- oblong, grooved or ribbed.
Species In Genus: 14 species: southwestern United States, northern Mexico. Etymology: (Greek: strongly nettle-like)
eFlora Treatment Author: Larry Hufford & Barry Prigge
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to EucnidePrevious taxon: Loasaceae
Next taxon: Eucnide rupestris
Citation for this treatment: Larry Hufford & Barry Prigge 2016. Eucnide, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10441, accessed on May 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 26, 2016.