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Talinaceae Dowald 2001
the waterleaf family
Talinaceæ is a family consisting of only two genera, Talinella and Talinum, plants that were until recently classified as being members of Portulacaceae. The name adopted, Talinaceæ, is that of a long disused family. Its members now are dwarf shrubs, or, rarely, small caudiciform trees, often with tuberous roots or rootstock. The leaves are mucilaginous.
Talinum fruticosum - Philippine Spinach
Talinum triangulare - Leaf Ginseng
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