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Published In: Flora Indica or Descriptions of Indian plants. Vol 2 2: 181. 1824. (Fl. Ind.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: RUBINA AKHTER
General/Distribution: A genus of about 6 species distributed from N. W. Himalaya to S. W. China. One species is found in Pakistan.


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Deciduous, erect shrubs or undershrubs. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, rounded at base, entire or irregularly dentate, membranous, pale green below. Flowers in whorls, sessile, bracts large foliaceous, sessile, connate at base. Calyx tube glandular, pubescent; lobes 5, unequal, persistent. Corolla funnel-shaped; lobes 5, subequal. Stamens 5, inserted on the throat of corolla tube; filaments short, equalling the corolla lobes. Ovary 5-Jocular; style filiform, stigma capitate. Berries globose to subglobose, many-seeded. Seeds minute, compressed.
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