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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/28/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/28/2013)
Genus TALINUM Adans.
PlaceOfPublication Fam. 2:245. 1763.
Synonym Helianthemoides Medik. Phil. Bot. 1:95. 1789. Phemeranthus Raf. in Med. Repos. N. Y. 5:3 5 0. 1 8 0 8. Talinium Raf. in Amer. Monthly Mag. 175. 1818. Litanum Nieuwl. in Amer. Midl. Nat. 4:90. 1915.
Description Herbs, subshrubs or shrubs, often succulent. Leaves alternate or approximate, terete to plane, fleshy; estipulate. Inflorescence terminal or rarely axillary, paniculi- form, cymose or the flowers solitary. Sepals 2, opposite, deciduous or rarely persistent. Petals 5, rarely more, connate at the base or free, deciduous. Stamens 5-30, in antipetalous fascicles. Ovary superior, sessile or short-stipitate, the ovules numerous, the styles 3, more or less united, filiform. Capsule loculicidal, 3-valved, splitting from the apex to the base, chartaceous; seeds reniform-round, numerous, the embryo incompletely annular, the testa smooth, striate or tuberculate, distinctly or indistinctly strophiolate.
Habit Herbs, subshrubs or shrubs
Distribution A genus of about 50 species of which only 1 is found in Panama.
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