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Published In: Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica 36. 1775. (Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.) 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: 2 species; distributed in North Africa, Cyprus, Malta, Sicily, Middle-East, Iran and W. Pakistan.


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Suberect herbs. Leaves opposite or subfasciculate, stipules minute. In-florescence 3-flowered cyme on flattened, leaflike oblanceolate or broadly obovate peduncle. Flowers perigynous, sessile, the lateral flowers sterile, the central one fertile; bracteate, bracts erect, with uncinate spines. Sepals 4, erect, hooded at the apex, persistent. Petals absent. Stamens 4, free, antisepalous, filaments dilated and united at the base into a membranous cup; anthers minute, ovoid-oblong or subglobose, versatile. Carpels 2-3, syncarpous; ovary unilocular, with 1 basal semi-anatropous ovule; style filiform, 2-3 fid with 2-3 stigmas. Fruit a one seeded indehiscent utricle covered by the persistent sepals and bracts. Seed erect, endospermous; embryo straight with oblong cotyledons and inferior radicle.
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