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Habit: Perennial herb, generally rhizomed, of +- wet places. Leaf: simple, alternate; stipules generally fused to petiole. Inflorescence: spike [raceme], dense, many-flowered, generally terminal, subtended by involucre of petal-like bracts [or not], each flower generally subtended by 1 bract. Flower: small, bisexual; perianth 0; stamens 6(8), appearing to arise from inflorescence axis [or not]; ovary inferior [or superior], sunken into inflorescence axis [or not], compound, chamber generally 1 [or carpels fused only at base]; styles 3--4[5(7)], distinct. Fruit: capsule, +- fleshy, dehiscent near top [or mericarps]. Seed: [1 or] many, spheric or ovoid.
Genera In Family: 5 genera, 7 species: eastern Asia, North America.
eFlora Treatment Author: John W. Thieret & Elizabeth McClintock, final revision by Thomas J. Rosatti
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Umbellularia californica
Next taxon: Anemopsis
Citation for this treatment: John W. Thieret & Elizabeth McClintock, final revision by Thomas J. Rosatti 2017. Saururaceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=251, accessed on March 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 23, 2017.