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Published In: Delectus Seminum Horti Botanicus 1843: 6. 1843. (Del. Sem. Hort. Bot.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: 1(-3) species in Afghanistan, Pakistan and C. Asia.


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Annual herbs, sparsely branched, erect to ascending, clothed with short, stellate hairs. Leaves simple, lower stalked, ovate to ovate-oblong; upper similar tolinear-oblong, subsessile or sessile; all leaves entire to shallowly sinuate-toothed, apex rounded. Racemes few flowered, lax. Flowers mediocre, whitish, lilac or orange coloured; pedicels subspreading, slightly thickened in fruit. Sepals erect, inner saccate at base. Petals c. twice as long as the sepals, obovate-oblong, long clawed, apex entire. Stamens 6; filaments not appendaged; anthers oblong, obtuse. Lateral nectar glands apparently semiannular, in pairs; middle absent. Ovary oblong on a short gynophore, 4-16-ovuled; style short with conical, bilobed stigma. Siliquae oblong, compressed, bilocular, dehiscent, apex and base ± rounded; valves pubescent with short, stellate hairs, mid-vein distinct; septum membranous, not veined; seeds orbicular, compressed, narrowly winged.
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