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Published In: Mantissa Plantarum 2: 554, 562. 1771. (Mant. Pl.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: A genus of 5 species; Africa, Arabia, India and W. Pakistan. Represented here by 1 species.


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An annual procumbent herb. Stem diffuse. Leaves usually opposite, exstipulate, with embedded raphides. Flowers small, in axillary cymes or fascicles. Sepals 5. Petals absent. Stamens 5 or more. Carpels usually 5, free; ovary unilocular, with a single basal ovule. Fruit indehiscent, of usually 5 one seeded parts. Seeds more or less reniform.
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