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Published In: Systema Naturae, ed. 12 2: 191. 1767. (Syst. Nat. (ed. 12)) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: S.I. ALI
General/Distribution: A genus with 3-5 species distributed in drier parts of Africa and S. Asia, represented in Pakistan by 2 species.


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Twining herbs, branches pubescent, hispid or prickly. Leaves opposite, cordate, temontose on both sides. Flowers in umbelloid to racemoid cymes, solitary at nodes. Calyx lobes 5, ovate-lanceolate, acute. Corolla yellowish or greenish white, campanulate lobes imbricate in bud. Corona in 2 series, the outer glabrous, a 5-lobed annulus at the base of the staminal column; the inner of 5 fleshy lobes, each with 2 spurs, one directed outward and downward and the other upward with the tip over the gynostegium. Anthers with prolonged membranous connectives. Pollinium solitary in each loculus, pendulous, hyaline margin narrow. Follicles lanceolate, usually echinate. Seeds comose.

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1 Plants hairy, greenish, hairs spreading, leaves generally 3.5 x 3 cm, fruit prickles more than 2 mm long 2 Pergularia daemia
+ Plants velvety tomentose, ash coloured, hairs appressed, leaves 1.5-3.5 x 1-3 cm, fruit prickles 1-1.5 mm long 1 Pergularia tomentosa
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