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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 128. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of 16 species, almost worldwide in distribution. Represented in Pakistan by 2 species.

 

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Annual or perennial, small herbs. Roots fibrous. Stem cylindrical, erect or ascending, branched, sometimes stoloniferous at base. Leaves opposite, sessile, united at the base, flat or terete, entire. Inflorescence axillary or terminal, cymose. Flowers minute, bisexual, 3-5-merous. Calyx polysepalous. Corolla polypetalous, white, greenish, pinkish, yellow or red, sometimes shorter than sepals. Stamens in one whorl, as many as and smaller than petals. Carpels free, style short, stigma minute. Follicles 1-many seeded.
 

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1 Flowers in cluster in the leaf axil, c. 2 mm or less long. Annual herb. Seed apex blunt. Tillaea alata
+ Flowers 1-3 in the leaf axil, c. 2.5 mm or less long. Perennial herb. Seed apex pointed. 1 Tillaea schimperi
 
 
 
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