• V. Bittrich
Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 2)


Succulent, monoecious, annual herbs with decumbent, glabrous branches. Leaves alternate, succulent, sessile, exstipulate; flowers small, unisexual, in unisexual racemose inflorescences; tepals 4, membranous, absent in female flowers; stamens 4; ovary superior, unilocular, uniovulate, style 1 with 3 stigmas; fruit a thin-walled nutlet enclosed by axial tissue, which hardens to form a fusiform syncarp enclosing a few nutlets; seeds with an annular embryo.


Female Flower Calcium Oxalate Male Flower Secondary Xylem Pollen Morphology 
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