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Datiscaceae
DATISCA FAMILY

Datiscaceae
Habit: Perennial herb, glabrous (sparsely short-hairy); plants with either male or bisexual flowers [dioecious]. Leaf: alternate, pinnately lobed or compound. Inflorescence: axillary spikes or small clusters. Staminate Flower: calyx lobes 4--9, unequal; corolla 0; stamens 8--12, filaments short. Bisexual Flower: calyx lobes 3; stamens [0]2--4; ovary inferior, ovoid, 3-angled, chamber 1, placentas 3, parietal, styles 3, thread-like, 2-forked. Fruit: capsule, opening at top between styles. Seed: many, minute.
Genera In Family: 1 genus, 2 species: western North America, Asia. Note: With nitrogen-fixing root nodules.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steve Boyd & William J. Stone
Scientific Editor: Bruce G. Baldwin.
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Citation for this treatment: Steve Boyd & William J. Stone 2016. Datiscaceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=117, accessed on February 05, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 05, 2016.