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Published In: Verzeichniss Pfl. Caucasus 174. 1831. (Verzeichniss Pfl. Caucasus) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A monotypic genus with 1 species from E. Mediterranean to W. Pakistan.


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Perennial herbs with tuberous rhizome and 1-3 radical leaves only, glabrous, somewhat fleshy. Leaves imparipinnate with usually 6-8 lateral pair of segments and a slightly larger terminal segment, petiolate, somewhat pale and coarsely veined below. Raceme terminal, forkedly branched or panicled, bracteate. Flowers yellowish, regular, hermaphrodite. Sepals 3-6, caducous. Petals 6, flat, longer than sepals with appendiculate nectaries at base. Stamens 6, free, about half as long as the petals; filaments short, anthers oblong, dehiscing by 2 valves above. Ovary 1-carpellary, 1-locular, with 5-6 (-8) basal, orthotropous ovules; style short with disc-shaped, lobed-plicate stigma. Capsule inflated, bladder-shaped, scarious or membranous, with several folds on the wall, dehiscent or opening by the splitting of the wall into several segments above; seeds 1-4 (-6), globose, black, pruinose.
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