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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 88. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/12/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 9/16/2015)
Area distribution:

Some 6 species, mainly in semi-arid regions of Eurasia.


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Small, annual herbs. Lower leaves more or less rosulate, the rest opposite, all exstipu-late. Cymes terminal, umbellate. Pedicels unequal, deflexed after flowering. Sepals 5, free, persistent. Petals 5, entire or denticulate. Stamens 3-5 or 8-10. Hypogynous disk present. Ovary 1-celled, many-ovuled; styles 3 (-4-5). Capsule oblong-cylindrical, opening by 6 revolute teeth. Seeds plano-convex or concavo-convex, longitudinally keeled, covered with rows of tubercles.    



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