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Published In: Bollettino delle r. Orto Botanico e Giardino Coloniale di Palermo 2: 71. 1917. (Boll. Reale Orto Bot. Giardino Colon. Palermo) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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General/Distribution: A genus with 4 species distributed in the tropics and subtropics of the Old World. 1 species is known from Pakistan.


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Herbs or shrubs, sparsely to densely pubescent. Leaves long petioled, with or without lobes, serrate, acute, cordate. Flowers solitary. Epicalyx segments linear, 7-10, free, equalling the calyx. Calyx 5-lobed. Corolla yellow with a dark purple centre, 2-3 times longer than calyx. Staminal column included. Carpels, 5, fused; ovary 5-loculed, each locule with few ovules. Fruit a capsule, with conspicuous, scareous and strongly veined wings. Seeds 2-4 in each cell, sometimes solitary by abortion, glandularly punctate, glabrescent.
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