Home Flora of Pakistan
Name Search
District Map
Grid Map
Inventory Project
!Lunaria L. Search in The Plant ListSearch in IPNISearch in Australian Plant Name IndexSearch in Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)Search in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical GardenSearch in Flora do Brasil 2020Search in Reflora - Virtual HerbariumSearch in Living Collections Decrease font Increase font Restore font

Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 653. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) 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: 3 species in C. and S.E. Europe; widely introduced and cultivated as an ornamental; only 1 species was found cultivated, as an ornamental, in our area.


Export To PDF Export To Word
Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, erect, branched, subglabrous or hairy with simple hairs. Leaves ovate, often cordate, dentate, acute; lower long petioled. Racemes short, ebracteate, lax in fruit. Flowers large, purple or white; pedicel filiform, elongated and spreading in fruit. Sepals erect, inner pair saccate at base. Petals about twice as long as sepals, obovate, long clawed. Stamens 6; filaments linear; anthers long, obtuse. Lateral nectar glands annular, bilobed towards the outer side and trilobed towards the inner side; middle ones absent. Ovary elliptic or lanceolate, with a short gynophore, 4-6-ovuled; stigma bilobed on a short style. Fruit large, broadly elliptic on a distinct carpophore, compressed, bilocular, broadly septate, dehiscent; valves membranous, reticulately veined; septum membranous, not veined; seeds large, few, compressed, orbicular, winged, biseriate; radicle accumbent.
© 2018 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110