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Published In: Flore portugaise ou description de toutes les ... 1: 318. 1809. (Fl. Portug.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: About 15 species in Afro-Asian region; represented in Pakistan by a single species.


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Erect, fleshy, scaly, root-parasites, often conspicuously swollen at base. Spikes often large, congested. Flowers large, outcurved, bracteate and usually 2-bracteolate. Calyx tubular-campanulate, 4-5-lobed, rarely fissured posteriorly. Corolla tubular-infundibuliform, with usually 5, subequal lobes. Stamens, subexserted, inserted low down on the corolla-tube; anthers equally 2-celled, much shorter than the filaments. Ovary 1-celled, many-ovuled on 4, parietal placentae; style long, decurved at the tip with broad stigma; seeds small, subglobose, reticulately punctate.
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