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Published In: Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 2 9: 335, pl. 12D. 1838. (Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2) 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)
Contributor Text: S.I. ALI
General/Distribution: A genus with 4-5 species, distributed in tropical Africa, Arabia and Pakistan; represented in Pakistan by 1 species.


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Perennial herb, generally branched from base. Leaves opposite. Flowers in few flowered lateral cymes, rarely solitary. Calyx 5-partite, glandular within. Corolla subcampanulate, tube short, lobes 5, twisted to the right in bud. Corona epipetalous, arising a little above the origin of staminal column, lobes 5, generally broad, entire or bind, alternating with corolla-lobes. Staminal column short, anthers tipped by an inflexed membrane. Pollinia solitary in each cell, pendulous. Stigma exserted, fleshy, conical, clavate or peltate. Follicles usually echinate. Seeds comose.
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