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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 35. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/15/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 9/17/2015)
Area distribution:

Some 7-8 species in the Saharo-Arabian region, Asia and N. America. 


Much resembling Polycarpaea.


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Small annuals with rigid, glandular-pubescent, dichotomously branched stems. Leaves opposite or spuriously clustered, setaceous, subulate or filiform, with stipules adnate to blade. Flowers axillary, solitary or clustered, sessile. Calyx 5-parted; sepals acuminate, carinate, rigid, scarious-margined with a lateral, subulate and ciliate appendage on either side:. Petals 3-5, minute, sometimes 0. Stamens 3-5. Ovary 1-celled, many-ovuled; style. short, with a capitate or 2-3-lobed stigma. Capsule 3-valved. Seeds obovoid; embryo somewhat curved.


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