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Published In: Journal d'Histoire Naturelle 2: 3, 5, pl. 25. 1792. (J. Hist. Nat.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: SHAHINA A. GHAZANFAR & YASIN J. NASIR
General/Distribution: A genus with 50 tropical and subtropical species. Represented in Pakistan by 2 species.

 

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Annual or perennial herbs. Stems branched, ascending to erect. Leaves opposite or apparently whorled; stipules scarious. Flowers in compact cymes. Sepals 5, scarious. Petals 5, smaller than the sepals. Stamens 5. Styles 3-lobed. Capsule included in the sepals, dehiscing by 3 valves.
 

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1 Leaves linear; basal ones not rosette-forming. Stems woolly. Flowers in branched cymes. Herb 10-30 cm 1 Polycarpaea corymbosa
+ Leaves obovate to spathulate, the basal forming a rosette. Stems glabrous. Flowers in terminal spikes. Herb 5-10 cm 2 Polycarpaea spicata
 
 
 
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