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Published In: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 11: 722–723. 1847. (25 Nov 1847) (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with nearly 100 species, distributed in S. China, India, eastwards to Malayasia, Tropical Australia and the Pacific. Represented in Pakistan by the following species:


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Erect or ascending herbs or shrubs with opposite, entire, undulate or ± crenate leaves. Flowers blue or yellow, infundibuliform, in terminal or axillary short spikes or heads, rarely solitary; bracts large, ovate or lanceolate, imbricated, 4-ranked; bracteoles present or absent. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, lobes linear lanceolate, ± equal. Corolla tube narrow, straight or slightly incurred, limb subequally 5-lobed, lobes obtuse, twisted in bud. Stamens 4, all fertile, didynamous, almost included, anthers dithecous, muticous; staminodes absent. Ovary 2-loculed, each locale 3-10-ovuled; style filiform, stigma unequally 2-lobed. Capsule linear or linear-oblong, 6-20-seeded, stipe absent. Seeds compressed, discoid, brown with white margins.
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