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|Family: Lythraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, perennial herb, glabrous. Stem: spreading to erect, generally branched, 4-angled to rounded. Leaf: opposite, 4-ranked (whorled), generally sessile. Inflorescence: flowers 1 per axil on main shoots and on short axillary shoots, sessile. Flower: radial; hypanthium bell- to +- urn-shaped; sepals generally 4, epicalyx lobes 4 or 0; petals 4, minute, < sepals; stamens generally 4, +- included (exserted). Fruit: capsule, oblong to +- spheric, golden, wall finely transversely striate at 10× thin, dry, valves 2--4. Seed: many, < 1 mm.
Species In Genus: +- 48 species: temperate, tropics. Etymology: (Latin: wheel-like)
eFlora Treatment Author: Shirley A. Graham
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to RotalaPrevious taxon: Punica granatum
Next taxon: Rotala indica
Citation for this treatment: Shirley A. Graham 2016. Rotala, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9665, accessed on December 05, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 05, 2016.