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Published In: Methodus Plantas Horti Botanici et Agri Marburgensis : a staminum situ describendi 664. 1794. (Methodus) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library


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Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of c. 6 species distributed in the temperate Himalayas and C. & E. Asia. Represented here by 2 species.


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Perennial herbs up to 50 cm tall, succulent. Rhizome woody, covered with leaf bases. Leaves mostly basal, rosulate, coriaceous, glandular-punctate, alternate, bases sheathing. Scape thick with a showy racemose or corymbose inflorescence. Flowers pentamerous, hypanthium cupuliform, free from the carpels. Sepals 5, erect. Stamens 10. Carpels 2(-3); ovary superior; styles persistent, divergent. Capsule bi- or tri-locular, many-seeded, dehiscing longitudinally between the styles. Seeds elongate, smooth or minutely tuberculate.

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1 Leaves obovate or oblong-obovate; base cuneate; margin crenate, dentate or serrate Bergenia stracheyi
+ Leaves orbicular to suborbicular or sometimes broadly obovate, base rounded or sometimes cordate; margin entire to denticulate Bergenia ciliata
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