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Published In: Flora Indica . . . nec non Prodromus Florae Capensis 110, t. 31. 1768. (Fl. Indica) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/11/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 9/9/2015)
Area distribution:

About 6 species in tropical and subtropical regions.


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Prostrate annual or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite, entire, slightly succulent. Flowers hermaphrodite, axillary, glomerulate, subsessile. Calyx 5-lobed, membranous at margins, coloured inside, green autside. Stamens 5-15, free, inserted in the upper part of the calyx tube. Ovary superior, 2-celled, of 2 united carpels. Stigmas 2, free. Capsule 2-celled, dehiscent by a 2-valved operculum, 4-seeded.


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