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|Noun||1.||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