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Nitrariaceae
NITRARIA FAMILY


Nitrariaceae
Habit: Perennial herb [shrub], fleshy. Stem: branched. Leaf: alternate, simple to irregularly divided, occasionally toothed or lobed; stipules minute or leaf-like. Inflorescence: flowers 1 [or in cymes]. Flower: radial, bisexual; sepals 3--5; petals 3--5; stamens (10)15; ovary superior, chambers 2--6, each with [1,6] many ovules, style at tip or basal. Fruit: capsule [berry, drupe].
Genera In Family: 4 genera, 16 species: generally +- arid regions, northern hemisphere, Australia. Note: Based on molecular, anatomical, and morphological evidence, The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2003) indicates that Peganum and Nitraria, sometimes placed in Zygophyllaceae, are widely separated from Zygophyllaceae sensu stricto, and probably should be placed in a different family, in a different order (Sapindales) than Zygophyllaceae (Zygophyllales).
Jepson eFlora Author: Duncan M. Porter
Reference: The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group 2003 Bot J Linn Soc 141:399--436
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
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Citation for this treatment: Duncan M. Porter 2012, Nitrariaceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=93788, accessed on June 24, 2021.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2021, Jepson eFlora, https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on June 24, 2021.