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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/31/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/31/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 29:146. 1942.
Synonym Murdannia Royle, Illustr. Bot. Himal. 403, pI. 95. 1839 [1840]. Tradescantia of many authors, not L.
Description Small or fairly large, succulent perennials, perhaps annual in some species; stems erect or decumbent-ascending. Leaves grass-like to fairly large and broad, sheathing at the base. Inflorescence terminal, usually lateral as well, simple or compound, the ultimate branches composed of individual scorpioid cymes sub- tended by inconspicuous bracts. Flowers small (in our species), regularly 3- merous. Fertile stamens 6, essentially similar, the anthers longitudinally dehiscent, with conspicuous sterile connectives. Ovary 3-celled. Fruit capsular; seeds dry.
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