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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 7/12/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 9/16/2015)
Area distribution:

Some 5 (-7) species in north-temperate regions.


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Annual, slender herbs. Leaves spuriously whorled, linear; stipules small, scarious. Cymes terminal, dichasial, loose. Sepals 5, free, herbaceous and often somewhat fleshy, scarious at margin. Petals 5, white or whitish, entire. Stamens (5-)10, inserted on a perigynous ring. Ovary 1-celled, many-ovuled; styles (3-)5, alternating with sepals. Capsule (3-) 5-valved or toothed. Seeds small, more or less lenticular, keeled to winged.    



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