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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: (Annual) subshrub [perennial herb, shrub]. Stem: generally 0.5--3 m, erect, leafy, generally branched, generally stellate-bristly. Leaf: blade +- palmate- (ternate-)3--5--lobed. Inflorescence: raceme or flowers 1 in leaf axils; flowering stalks sometimes jointed +- 1 cm below flower; bractlets 3, free or fused basally, <= sepals. Flower: showy, pink, rose, or white generally with dark basal nerves or magenta spot; anthers on upper 1/3 of filament tube; stigma head-like. Fruit: segments 5--26, 3--9 mm, falling from fruit axis, +- 2-chambered, indehiscent or +- dehiscent, 1-seeded, or dehiscent, 2--6 seeded.
Species In Genus: 20 species: southern Africa. Etymology: (Greek: aniso - unequal and odon - toothed; referring to the irregularly toothed leaves)
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Alyogyne huegelii
Next taxon: Anisodontea capensis
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2016. Anisodontea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=80242, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.