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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1037. 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: The genus is represented by one species in the mountainous region of West Pakistan.


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Branches quadrangular. Leaves sub-sessile, entire or somewhat denticulate. Flowers small, green or greenish-yellow, protogynous. Sepals ovate, imbricate, persistent. Petals thin and shorter than sepals in flower, succulent and enlarged in fruit, valvate, persistent. Stamens exserted, filaments filiform, anthers large oblong or ovate-oblong, dithecous, dehiscence longitudinal. Carpels and ovaries 5-10, superior, unilocular, laterally compressed, each with a single pendulous anatropous ovule with 2 integuments and dorsal raphe; styles 5-10, free arising from inner edge of ovary, filiform, puberulous, stigmatose on ventral surface. Achenes deep purple, blue or black. Seed compressed; embryo straight, radicle superior, cotyledons thick and fleshy.
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