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|Family: Plumbaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb to shrub. Stem: erect to prostrate or climbing. Leaf: cauline, sessile or short-petioled; blade elliptic to oblanceolate or spoon-shaped, base narrowed, margin entire, tip acute to obtuse. Inflorescence: terminal or axillary spike-like racemes or panicles; pedicels short. Flower: occasionally heterostylous; calyx with stalked, head-like glands; corolla 5-lobed, salverform; stamens included or exserted; style 1, included or exserted; stigmas 5, linear. Fruit: capsule, brown, long-beaked.
Species In Genus: 12 species: worldwide, tropics & subtropics. Etymology: (Latin, a lead-like ore, from historical use as cure for lead poisoning)
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Limonium sventenii
Next taxon: Plumbago auriculata
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Plumbago, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10759, accessed on May 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.