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|Family: Aizoaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Trianthema||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Trianthema portulacastrum L.
Stem: < 10 dm, in youth with lines of hairs below petioles. Leaf: stipules widened, occasionally +- toothed at base; blade < 4 cm, smaller on twigs, generally = petiole, elliptic to +- round, base tapered, tip often notched. Inflorescence: flower sessile, +- covered by stipule. Flower: sepals 3--5, +- 2.5 mm, lanceolate, +- purple adaxially; ovary chamber 1, stigmas 2. Fruit: 4--5 mm, cylindric, +- curved; wings of lid 2, prominent, erect. Seed: 1.5--2 mm, ridged, red-brown to black.
Ecology: Uncommon. Moist or seasonally dry wetlands, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnJV, D; Distribution Outside California: to Texas, eastern North America, South America; tropics Old World. Flowering Time: Jun--Nov
Synonyms: Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L.
eFlora Treatment Author: Wayne R. Ferren, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Trianthema
Next taxon: Amaranthaceae
Citation for this treatment: Wayne R. Ferren, Jr. 2016. Trianthema portulacastrum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=46920, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.