1. Family: Montiaceae Raf.
    1. Montia L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Africa, Antarctic, Southern America, Australasia, Northern America and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

    Portulacaceae, Sylvia M. Phillips. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

    Habit
    Annual to perennial, rather fleshy, glabrous herbs; stems decumbent, branching and rooting at the nodes; roots fibrous
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite and decussate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, usually a 1-sided cyme; flowers small, white or pink, the pedicels often recurving in fruit
    Calyx
    Sepals persistent
    Corolla
    Petals (3–)5, sometimes unequal, free or connate into a short tube cleft in front
    Stamens
    Stamens 3, the filaments adnate to the base of the petals
    Pistil
    Ovary superior with few ovules, obconical, stigma 3-lobed
    Fruits
    Fruit a 3-valved capsule opening from the top, the valves curling longitudinally to extrude the seeds
    Seeds
    Seeds 3 or fewer, broadly reniform, the testa ornamented.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Antipodean Is., Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Central European Rus, Chile Central, Chile South, Colombia, Colorado, Corse, Costa Rica, Crozet Is., Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Finland, France, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Heard-McDonald Is., Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Iowa, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Kamchatka, Kenya, Kerguelen, Khabarovsk, Kriti, Kuril Is., Labrador, Macquarie Is., Magadan, Maine, Manitoba, Marion-Prince Edward, Masachusettes, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Minnesota, Montana, Morocco, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Québec, Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Georgia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Mississippi

    Montia L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 87 (1753)

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • McNeill in Can. J. Bot. 53: 789–809 (1975)
    • Sp. Pl.: 87 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0