PORTULACACEAE,  Purslane Family

Herbs; leaves succulent; [lowers bypogynous or partly epigynous, bisporangiate; periantb regular or nearly so; as referred to in tbis manual, sepals 2. petals 5 (6), usually separate (or these parts interpreted as bracts 2, sepals 5 (6), petals none); stamens 4-many, opposite petals when of same number, sometimes on corolla base; carpels united; styles separate above; ovary 1-loculed; ovules several to many; placentation central or basal; fruit a capsule.