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See list of 2 genera in this family
  • 1a. Seeds 3 per capsule, with a caruncle (this modified into a tuft of hairs in L. parviflora); plants pubescent with white hairs, especially at the summit of the leaf sheaths and the basal margins of the leaf blades; leaf sheaths closed (i.e., with connate margins)
  • 1b. Seeds many per capsule, lacking a caruncle (though with white appendages at each end in some species); plants glabrous; leaf sheaths open

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