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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 440. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/11/2017)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 7/9/2009)
Status: Introduced


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18. Spergula L. (spurrey)

Five species, Europe, Asia, introduced nearly worldwide.

As in Geocarpon, the flowers in Spergula technically are perigynous with a shallow hypanthium having the perianth and stamens attached along its rim. However, this is difficult to observe in most flowers, and these are described below as though they were hypogynous with a short calyx tube.

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