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Published In: Systema Naturae, Editio Decima 2: 994, 995, 1366. 1759. (Syst. Nat. (ed. 10)) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of 28 species; tropical and S. Africa, Arabia, India and W. Pakistan. Represented here by 1 species.


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Usually prostrate branched annuals. Leaves alternate to sub-opposite, exstipulate. Flowers small, in axillary cymes, bracteate. Sepals 5, free, margin membranous. Petals absent or 3-5. Stamens 5-10, hypogynous. Ovary globose, bilocular, with one basal ovule in each locule. Fruit of 2 cocci. Seed reniform.
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