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Published In: Mantissa Plantarum 1: 14, 105. 1767. (Mant. Pl.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
General/Distribution: 25 species in Africa, especially the South, Madagascar, S.W. Asia, N.W. India and Pakistan. Represented in Pakistan by 3 species.


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Annual or perennial. Leaves toothed or divided, stipulate. Flowers umbellate or solitary, pentamerous. Sepals and petals imbricate, the latter alternating with 5 glands. Stamens 15, all fertile. Ovary 5-lobed, 5-locular. Fruit a schizocarp with 5 mericarps; mericarps with a tail as long as beak.

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1 Peduncles 1-2-flowered. Petals longer than sepals. Plants glandular. Leaves greenish 3 Monsonia senegalensis
+ Peduncles 3-13 flowered. Petals c. size of sepals or shorter. Plants eglandular. Leaves silvery or greyish (2)
2 (1) Leaves 1-25 x 4-10 mm, narrow ovate 2 Monsonia nivea
+ Leaves 1-35 x 8-30 mm, ovate-cordate
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