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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 471. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/2/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Contributor Text: ABDUL GHAFOOR
Contributor Institution: Don McNair Herbarium, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW-2308, Australia

E-mail:abdul.ghafour@newcastle.edu.au; artemisiella89@gmail.com

General/Distribution: Species 2 in Mediterranean region eastwards to Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. Represented in Pakistan by the following species in cultivation and naturalized in some areas.


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Shrubs or small trees, with opposite leaves. Flowers solitary axillary or in short, few-flowered umbel-like racemes. Sepals 4 – 5, free in bud, fused to form turbinate-globose calyx tube adnate to the ovary, limb 4 – 5-dentate. Petals 4 – 5, free, white or pinkish-white, patent. Stamens numerous, multiseriate, free; anthers dehiscing by longitudinal slits. Carpels 2 – 3, fused to form 2 – 3 loculed ovary, ovules many in each locule. Fruit a berry, enveloped within the calyx tube and crowned with the persistent calyx limb. Seeds with horseshoe-shaped, curved embryo.

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