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Published In: Hortus Kewensis; or, a Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. London (2nd ed.) 4: 74. 1812. (Hortus Kew.) Name publication detail

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General/Distribution: 2 species in Europe, C. and W.Asia, Himalayas and Pakistan.


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Annual, apparently dichotomously branched, erect or suberect herbs, ± hairy with simple or branched hairs, rarely glabrous. Leaves oblanceolate or linear, simple, lower and those on the main stem comparatively larger, ± stalked, sinuate toothed to almost entire. Inflorescence spicate, often arising opposite the leaf, ebracteate, lax and elongated in fruit. Flowers minute, white; pedical very short, erect and appressed in fruit. Sepals not saccate at base. Petals slightly longer than sepals, narrowly spathulate. Stamens 6; filaments linear; anthers short, subglobose. Lateral nectar glands in pairs, minute; middle ones absent. Ovary ± globose, 2-ovuled, with about equally long, narrow, beak-like apical part ending in depressed, sub-bilobed stigma. Siliculae globose or sub-globose, with a narrow beak-like apical part, bilocular, indehiscent; valves glabrous or hairy; septum complete thickened; seeds 1 in each locule, suborbicular, brownish; radicle accumbent in mature state.

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1 Beak conical, usually persistent on fruit; plants usually with branched hairs
+ Beak stalk-like, usually deciduous; plants sparsely hairy with simple hairs Euclidium tenuissimum
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