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Published In: Festschrift zum 50 Jährigen Jubilaum der Königstädtischen Realschule zu Berlin 330. 1882. (Festschr. 50 Jähr. Jub. Königstädt. Realschule Berlin) Name publication detail

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General/Distribution: A genus of about 10 species extending from Central Asia to Iran, Afghanistan and W. Pakistan.


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Perennial, 10-70 cm tall, shrubby. Stem base with a number of persistent leaf bases. Stems many from the base. Leaves pinnate to bipinnate; segments linear to ovate. Involucre of a few bracts or lacking. Rays 1-12. Involucel of 5-6 linear bractlets or lacking. Calyx teeth obsolete to minute. Petals white to yellow. Fruit strongly dorsally compressed, furrows 1-vittate; commissure 2-vittate; vittae thin, extending to the base of the fruit. Inner seed face plane.

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1 Plants glabrous. Bracts and bractlets lacking. Ovary glabrous
+ Plants pubescent or glabrous. Bracts and bractlets present. Ovary pubescent (2)
2 (1) Plants pubescent. Pinnae broadly ovate, up to 1 cm long, scabrous to puberulous; stalks of pinnae up to 2 cm long
+ Plants pubescent or glabrous. Pinnae linear to oval or ovate; pubescent or glabrous, sessile or stalk up to 1 cm long Platytaenia lasiocarpa
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