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Publicado en: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 10: 144. 1846. (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Datos del Proyecto Nombre (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Aceptación : Accepted
Datos del Proyecto     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Type: 6 species distributed from S. Russia & Turkey to C. Asia and Himalaya. Represented in Pakistan by 3 species.


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Annual medium-sized herbs. Leaves narrow. Pedicels long, usually thickened. Calyx divided to the base, somewhat enlarging in fruit. Corolla small, 5-lobed. Throat appendages present. Style short, stigma capitate. Nutlets attached to a gynobase throughout their length and not detachable. Gynobase columnar. Nutlets 4, usually unequal, compressed, margin winged or not-if winged the dorsal middle area smooth; appendages glochidiate. Closely related to Lappula Gilib. and sometimes united with it.

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1 Plants with subpatent to appressed hairs, sometimes densely so. Fruiting pedicel if present, stout, 1.5-2 mm thick, erect to slightly recurved (2)
+ Plants with subglabrous parts. Fruiting pedicel slender, 0.8-1 mm thick, often strongly reflexed. Wing of nutlets with appendages in two series 1 Heterocaryum laevigatum
2 (1) Fruiting pedicel up to 10 mm long 3 Heterocaryum szovitsianum
+ Fruiting pedicel absent or very short, 1-1.5 mm long 2 Heterocaryum subsessile
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