genus Talinum


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Noun1.genus Talinum - genus of mainly American more-or-less succulent herbs
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
family Portulacaceae, Portulacaceae, purslane family - family of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially in Americas
Talinum aurantiacum, flame flower, flameflower, flame-flower - plant with fleshy roots and erect stems with narrow succulent leaves and one reddish-orange flower in each upper leaf axil; southwestern United States; Indians once cooked the fleshy roots
narrow-leaved flame flower, Talinum augustissimum - similar to Talinum aurantiacum but with narrower leaves and yellow-orange flowers; southwestern United States
pigmy talinum, Talinum brevifolium - low plant with crowded narrow succulent leaves and fairly large deep pink axillary flowers that seem to sit on the ground; southwestern United States
rock pink, Talinum calycinum - pink-flowered perennial of rocky regions of western United States
spiny talinum, Talinum spinescens - low cushion-forming plant with rose to crimson-magenta flowers and leaf midribs that persist as spines when the leaves die; southwestern United States
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Stomatal character appears useful in distinguishing the genus Talinum, the size of the stomatal apparatus is usually greater on the adaxial surface than the other surface.
Taxonomic studies in the genus Talinum (Portulacaceae) in Nigeria.