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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 223. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of 20 species, tropical to subtropical. Africa, America, Asia and Australia. Represented here by 2 species.


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Prostrate, diffusely branched, glabrous or papillose herbs. Leaves opposite, unequal, ex-stipulate. Flowers small, axillary, solitary or in cymes or clusters. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals absent. Stamens 5-10 or more, episepa¬lous. Ovary 1-2-locular, with 1 to many basal ovules; styles 1-2. Capsule membranous or coriaceous. Seeds few, reniform.

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1 Petiole base with 2 scarious stipular appen- dages. Leaves sub-orbiculate to obovate, 1.5-2.6 cm long. Stamens 10-15.Lid of pyxidium with irregular margin. Seeds 2 mm broad Trianthema portulacastrum
+ Petiole base without stipular appendages. Leaves elliptic ovate to oblong, 0.4-1.2 cm long. Stamens 5. Lid of pyxidium with smooth margin. Seeds c. 1.1 mm broad Trianthema triquetra
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