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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/28/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 223. 1753.
Synonym Reme Adans. Fain. 2:245. 1763. ZaleYa Burm. f. Fl. Ind. 110, t. 3I. 1768. Papflaria Forsk. Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 69. 1775. Rocama Forsk. loc. cit. 71. 1775. Portulacastrum Juss. ex Medic. Phil. Bot. 1:99. 1789. Zallia Roxb. Fl. Ind. 3:74. 1 8 3 2. Ancistrostigma Fenzl, in Ann. Wien Mus. 2:293. 1839. Racoyrna Willd. ex Steud. Nom. ed. 2. 2:429. 1841. Zaleia Steud. loc. cit. 795. 1841. Pamatotheca F. Mull. Fragm. 10:72. 1876.
Description Herbaceous or suffruticose plants, branched, upright or prostrate. Leaves simple, opposite, strikingly unequal, fleshy, obovate to rounded-spatulate, the petioles connate into a petiolar sheath surrounding the stem; stipulate. Inflores- cences axillary, cymose or the flowers solitary. Flowers bisexual, sessile or pedicel- late. Perianth 5-parted, connate below, the lobes appendaged on the outer surface beneath the apex, imbricate. Stamens 5 or more, inserted on the perianth tube or free and monadelphic. Ovary superior, 1- or 2-loculate, the ovules campylo- tropous, few on the axile placenta, the styles 1 or 2. Capsule circunmscissile; seeds few, reniform, the testa often wrinkled, estrophiolate.
Habit Herb
Distribution About 15 species of the tropics and subtropics.
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