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1. Floerkea Willdenow, Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Neue Schriften. 3: 448. 1801.

[For Heinrich Gustav Floerke, 1764-1835, German lichenologist]

Gordon C. Tucker

Stems decumbent to erect. Leaves ternate or pinnately lobed; leaflet blade oblanceolate to elliptic, sometimes 2-3-parted, margins entire. Pedicels spreading or nodding. Flowers: sepals 3, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate; petals 3, shorter than sepals; nectary glands antisepalous; stamens 3 or 6; ovary 3-lobed. Fruits mericarps, ovoid-globose, tuberculate or rugulose (especially distally). x = 5.

Species 1: North America.

SELECTED REFERENCE Houle, G., M. F. McKenna, and L. Lapointe. 2001. Spatiotemporal dynamics of Floerkea proserpinacoides (Limnanthaceae), an annual plant of the deciduous forest of eastern North America. Amer. J. Bot. 88: 594-607.

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