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Published In: Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica 64. 1775. (Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of about 60 species, distributed in Africa, Madagascar, tropical Asia. and Australia; only 3 species are reported from Pakistan.


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Herbs or subshrubs, covered with stellate hairs. Leaves simple, variously shaped, serrate-crenate. Inflorescence an axillary, few-flowered, umbellate cymes or flowers solitary. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, yellow, rarely unfolding; bracts 3, large, variously shaped, usually longer than the sepals, enlarged and peristent in fruit. Sepals 5, united at the base. Petals 5, large, marcescent around the ovary. Stamens 5, alternating with 5, ligulate staminodes, both monadelphous at the base, anther lobes parallel. Carpels 5, syncarpous; ovary sessile, 5-loculed, each locule 1-multiovulate; style small, 5-lobed, lobes subulate, stigmatose on inner side. Capsule loculicidal, 5-loculed, locules 1-many seeded. Seeds endospermous.

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1 Bracts ovate, cordate or reniform (2)
+ Bracts linear Melhania ovata
2 (1) Bracts ovate, longer than broad, smaller than the sepals, neither membranous nor much enlarged in fruit
+ Bracts cordate-reniform, broader than long, slightly longer than sepals, membranous and much enlarged in fruit Melhania denhamii
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