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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 692. 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)
General/Distribution: A small genus of 3 or 4 species distributed in Mediterranean region. In Pakistan it is representated by 1 cultivated species. The genus is a new record from Pakistan.


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Usually annual, rarely perennial herbs, glabrous or hairy. Leaves entire or 3-5-lobed. Flowers showy, red, purple or white; epicalyx segments 3, large, free, cordate, triangular or ovate-cuneate. Calyx 5 lobed. Petals 5. Staminal tube divided into numerous filaments. Carpels numerous, irregularly arranged around the style in many whorls; locule 1-ovuled; style as many as carpels. Fruit a schizocarp; mericarps separating, indehiscent. Seed 1 in each mericarp.

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