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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 125. 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)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Type: A genus of 21 species, mostly tropical and subtropical America. Represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

 

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Branched prostrate herbs with small alternate leaves. Flowers axillary, whit or yellow. Calyx 4-5-partite, lobes narrow. Corolla 4-5-lobed, tube short, lobe erect. Stamens 4-5, epiphyllous, included. Ovary ± 4-lobed, usually bilocular with 2 ovules in each loculus. Styles 2, terminal, free or adnate, stigmas capitate. Fruit ± dry drupe of 4, 1-seeded pyrenes. Seeds usually exalbuminous.
 
 
 
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