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|Family: Euphorbiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual [perennial herb], generally glabrous; sap clear; (monoecious) dioecious. Stem: central erect, branched; lateral < central, spreading to ascending. Leaf: cauline, opposite; stipules persistent; hairs simple. Staminate Inflorescence: spike-like, axillary; flowers clustered. Pistillate Inflorescence: flowers clustered, axillary. Staminate Flower: calyx 3-lobed; stamens 8--15(20), free; nectary 0. Pistillate Flower: sepals 3; staminodes 2, elongated; ovary 2-chambered, bristly, styles free, simple. Fruit: bristly. Seed: generally pitted; scar appendaged.
Species In Genus: 8 species: Eurasia, northern Africa. Etymology: (Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian physician, 1530--1606)
eFlora Treatment Author: Mark H. Mayfield & Grady L. Webster
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Euphorbia virgata
Next taxon: Mercurialis annua
Citation for this treatment: Mark H. Mayfield & Grady L. Webster 2016. Mercurialis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9272, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.