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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 [3]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.
Jepson eFlora Author: John W. Thieret & Elizabeth McClintock, final revision by Thomas J. Rosatti
Reference: Meng 2003 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 90:592--602
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
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Citation for this treatment: John W. Thieret & Elizabeth McClintock, final revision by Thomas J. Rosatti 2012, Saururaceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, /eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=251, accessed on April 06, 2020.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2020, Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 06, 2020.