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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 232. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A large genus of over 200 species found in the tropical and the temperate regions except Tropical and South Africa. 3 species have been reported from W. Pakistan but more collecting and work needs to be done on this group.

 

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Plants perennial, spiny. Leaves radical and cauline, divided or not divided; margin toothed to spiny. Umbels simple. Involucre of linear to lanceolate or leaf-like bracts, margin entire to spiny. Flowers bracteolate, sessile. Bractlets linear, pungent. Calyx tube scaly or tuberculate. Sepals lanceolate to oblong, mucronate. Petals emarginate. Stylopodium depressed; styles long. Fruit ellip¬soid to cylindrical; ridges not prominent; vittae obsolete; carpophore adnate to the mericarps. Inner seed face plane to slightly concave.
 

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1 Bractlets as long as the flowers. Sepals oblong; mucro shorter than the sepal Eryngium carlinoides
+ Bractlets longer than the flowers. Sepals lanceolate to oblong; mucro as long as the Sepal (2)
2 (1) Radical leaves divided Eryngium billardieri
+ Radical leaves not divided Eryngium caeruleum
 
 
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