Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

Colors

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Key to Melochia

1 Inflorecence umbel-like, leaf-opposed; flowers pedicellate; capsules 8-14 mm across
1 Inflorescence cymose, either terminal or axillary; flowers sessile or subsessile; capsules 2.5-6 mm across.
..2 Petioles >1.5 cm long; pubescence of the stem and leaves sparse, of stellate, forked, and/or simple hairs; cymes compact, terminal on primary and secondary branches
..2 Petioles < 1 cm long; pubescence of the stem and leaves dense (tomentose), of stellate hairs; cymes spikelike, in upper leaf axils