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Annual or perennial herbs (in ours), often fleshy. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, simple. Flowers minute, usually green or grey, bisexual or unisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth 2-5-lobed, persistent. Stamens as many as, or fewer than, the number of perianth segments. Ovary superior or half-inferior, 1-locular. Stigmas 2(-5). Fruit usually an indehiscent achene.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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