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Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Lythraceae

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1. Hypanthium leathery, 2–5 cm, wall smooth; ovary inferiorsepals 5–9 ..... PUNICA

1' Hypanthium membranous, 2–8 mm, wall 4–12-ribbed; ovary superior; sepals 4–6

2. Hypanthium , > 2 × longer than wide ..... LYTHRUM

2' Hypanthium bell- to , < 2 × longer than wide

3. Leaf with  ear-like ; flowers in dense   ..... AMMANNIA

3' Leaf narrowly  to base; flowers 1 per  on main shoots and on short axillary shoots

4. Sepalsstamens generally 6;  broadly bell-shaped ..... Lythrum portula

4' Sepals, stamens generally 4; hypanthium bell- to ± urn-shaped ..... ROTALA



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