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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 209. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: S. NAZIMUDDIN AND M. QAISER
General/Distribution: A genus of six species distributed in Europe, Asia and Northern Africa, represented in Pakistan by one species only.

 

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Perennial, erect or procumbent herbs with milky latex. Leaves opposite without glands. Flowers solitary axillary. Calyx lobes more or less equal, eglandular inside. Corolla infundibuliform, blue, purple or white, corona absent. Stamens 5, included, anthers hairy at the tip, broadly oblong with an enlarged connective. Carpels 2, free, with numerous ovules in each carpel, nectaries 2, alternating with the carpel. Style filiform; stigma capitate, hairy. Follicles 2, terete, with cylindric to subcylindrical seeds.
 
 
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