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Published In: Illustrationes Plantarum Orientalium 2: 7. 1844. (Ill. Pl. Orient.) Name publication detail

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General/Distribution: A small genus with 5 species, distributed in S. and S.W. Asia. In Pakistan 2 species are reported.


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Shrub. Leaves almost absent; alternate or fascicled, linear, oblong or spathulate, ochrea short. Flowers in fascicles, small, bisexual. Perianth segments 5-partite, petaloid, outer 2 segments finally reflexed, inner ones appressed to the fruit. Stamens 8, inserted at the mouth of the perianth; filaments filiform, hairy at base; anthers versatile. Ovary 3-angled, acuminate; styles 3; stigmas capitate. Fruit beaked, broadly 3-winged, each wing bilobed with the sinus above the middle. Seeds beaked, broad at base with eccentric embryo and oblong, short cotyledons.

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1 Leaves sublinear, revolute, often almost terete, at least 6 times longer than broad. 1 Pteropyrum aucheri
+ Leaves ± oblong-spathulate, 2 times longer than broad. 2 Pteropyrum olivierii
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