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Published In: Genera Plantarum 3. 1776. (Gen. Pl.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/9/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 9/10/2015)
Area distribution:

One species in the Mediterranean region.


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Annual, dichotomously branching herbs. Leaves opposite, exstipulate. Flowers herm-aphrodite, in loose, corymbose or paniculate dichasia. Calyx herbaceous, many-nerved, prominently 5-ribbed, accrescent and becoming 5-winged in fruit; teeth 5. Petals 5, generally purple, clawed, without coronal scales. Stamens 10. Ovary borne on a short carpophore, 1-celled, slightly 2-celled at base, many-ovuled. Styles 2, filiform. Capsule oblong to globular, dehiscent by 4 teeth. Seeds reniform or subspherical.


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