• J. J. F. E. de WildeEmail author
Part of the The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants book series (FAMILIES GENERA, volume 10)


Perennial or occasionally annual herbs, sometimes suffructescent and even forming poorly branched subshrubs up to 4 m tall; the species monoecious, exceptionally dioecious, terrestrial or epiphytic, evergreen or in some tuberous species with a dormant period devoid of aerial parts or very rarely the plants with deciduous leaves; stems prostrate, erect, reclinate, scrambling or rarely climbing with patent branches or with aerial roots, often rhizomatous and rooting at the nodes, herbaceous, succulent or ligneous; or the plants tuberous and short-stemmed or acaulescent; trichomes simple, stellate or scaly, rarely plants completely glabrous.


Calcium Oxalate Male Flower Staminate Flower Pistillate Flower Outer Integument 
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