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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 359. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 12/4/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 9/9/2015)
Area distribution:

About 15 species mainly in S. Africa.


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Herbs or low shrubs, papillose and often covered with hair-like scales. Leaves opposite or alternate, often fleshy, exstipulate. Flowers small, solitary or in terminal or axillary cymes. Perianth-segments 4 or 5, united in the lower part, coloured inside. Stamens 8-10, in pairs alternating with perianth-segments. Ovary superior, 2-5-celled, with 1 pendulous ovule in each cell. Capsule small, irregularly dehiscent.


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