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Published In: Opobals. Decl. 17. 1764. (22 Dec 1764) (Opobals. Decl.) Name publication detail
 

 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A small genus of 6 species; distributed from Canary Isles and south east Spain eastwards to Pakistan and western India.

 

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Monoecious, perennial herbs, with non-stinging hairs and dot-like cystoliths. Leaves 3-costate, alternate, crenate-dentate; stipules free. Inflorescence of axillary, sessile, cymose bisexual clusters enclosed by tubular-campanulate, densely hairy involucre of 3-6, slightly connate bracts. Flowers minute, unisexual; female surrounded by a ring of male flowers. Calyx tubular, 3(5)-lobed in male, absent in female flowers. Stamen solitary. Ovary upright, wooly, style absent, stigma filiform, papillate-hispid, shortly persistent; pistillode absent in male flowers. Achenes ovate or ovoid-elliptic, flattened, densely hairy, enveloped in woolly involucre.
 
 
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