Image Number: 0015010

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Seed(s)
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Our descriptive literature says that A. sessilis is unique for the genus in that the tepals (perianth segments) are shorter than (rarely barely as long as) the heart-shaped, one-seeded fruit. This picture shows tepals which exceed the fruit in length.
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Laboratory

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United States

Subject

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Alternanthera
Subject: Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC.
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Image uploaded:
Friday, February 1, 2002
Image last updated:
Tuesday, August 2, 2011