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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)
General/Distribution: A genus of about 3 species distributed from Mediterranean region to North Asia; represented in Pakistan by one species.


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Lactiferous, glabrous shrub, leaves whorled arranged in 3-4 rows, rarely opposite, mostly coriaceous, eglandular, with slender and narrow nerves, rarely glandular in the axil. Inflorescence a terminal paniculate cyme with large to medium sized showy flowers. Calyx lobes narrow mostly imbricate, slightly unequal with fleshy glands at the base inside. Corolla funnel-shaped with spreading, overlapping lobes, tube cylindric, short corona appendages petaloid, laciniate, opposite to the lobes. Anthers connivent with stigma. Carpels 2, free; ovules many in each ovary; style filiform or thickened above the middle; stigma fusiform. Follicles 2, vinous, more or less stout with oblong.
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