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Published In: Genera Plantarum (Endlicher) 13: 966. 1840. (Gen. Pl.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A small N. W. Asiatic genus with 4 species. Three species occur in Pakistan.


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Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, only with a midrib. Flowers in compound cymes. Sepals 5, herbaceous, free. Petals 5, entire or toothed. Stamens 10 or more, borne on a glandular disc. Styles 2-3. globose, membranous, splitting almost to the base by 2(-4) valves. Seeds tuberculate, back canaliculate.

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1 Capsule dehiscing by 4 valves. Pedicels filiform. Petals twice the sepal length 3 Lepyrodiclis tenera
+ Capsule dehiscing by 2 valves. Pedicels not filiform. Petals less than twice or shorter than the sepal length (2)
2 (1) Sepal 5-7 mm. Petals white, shorter than the sepals, entire or retuse at apex 1 Lepyrodiclis holosteoides
+ Sepal 4-5 mm. Petals pale pink, as long as or longer than the sepals, deeply toothed at the apex 2 Lepyrodiclis stellarioides
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