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Published In: Mémoires Presentes a l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg par Divers Savans et lus dans ses Assemblées 7: 468. 1851. (Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg Divers Savans) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/19/2015)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 7/19/2015)


Area distribution:

 About 5 species in recent circumscription distributed in the Irano-Turanian region.


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Shrubs or trees. Branches cylindrical, jointed, joints fleshy. Annual shoots with 2-layered epidermis. Leaves opposite, minute or rudimentary, connate. Flowers small, hermaphrodite, axillary and usually solitary, 2-bracteolate. Perianth segments 5, free or connate below, later develope spreading, scarious wings near tip: Stamens generally 5; anthers muticous; staminodes 5, membranous, thin and glabrous, united with bases of filaments into a lobed cup-like disk. Ovary with short style and 2-3 (-5) stigmas. Fruit included in open perianth, globular or top-shaped, depressed, concave above, fleshy. Seeds horizontal, with spirally coiled embryo. 


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