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Published In: Genera Plantarum 298, 321. 1763. (Gen. Pl.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: HARALD RIEDL and YASIN J. NASIR
Contributor Institution: Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

General/Distribution: A small genus of about 10(-12) species widely distributed in the Northern temperate regions of the world, mostly concentrated in Eastern and N.E. Asia. Represented in Pakistan by 1 species.


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Perennials. Leaves alternate, ternately pinnate to ternate or biternate. Flowers arranged in long, simple or more often branched racemes. Perigonium formed by 4-5 small, petaloid deciduous sepals. Nectaries 0 or 4-5, with a basal nectar pit. Stamens numerous, longer than the corolla. Carpels 1-8, becoming dry, forming sessile or ± shortly stalked follicles in fruit. Mature seeds densely covered with narrowly oblong membranous scales.
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