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Published In: Systema Naturae, ed. 12 2: 109 127. 1767. (Syst. Nat. (ed. 12)) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Area distribution:

Two species in the Sudanian region.


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Annual herbs. Stems branching dichotomously from base. Leaves opposite or whorled with scarious stipules. Inflorescences cymose-paniculate; cymes head-like, made of 3 sessile flowers borne on a common peduncle; middle flower hermaphrodite, the lateral ones rudimentary, accompanied by plumosely parted sterile branchlets, elongating and indurating at maturity, enclosing fruit at dispersal. Sepals 5, linear-oblong, mucro¬nate. Petals 5. Stamens 5, united at base. Ovary 1-celled; ovule straight, semianatro¬pous; style long, curved, with 3 short stigmas. Fruit a scarious, 1-seeded, included utricle. Seeds erect with membranous coat; endosperm scanty; embryo straight.    


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