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Published In: Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica 65. 1775. (Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.) 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 monotypic genus.

 

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Annual herb with alternate branches and leaves; leaves entire. Flowers small, in long-pedunculate, axillary, spike-like bracteate racemes, each bract subtending a very shortly pedunculate partial inflorescence consisting of a central fertile flower and two highly modified, sterile, unibracteolate lateral flowers. Perianth segments 4-5, the outer pair opposite and sheathing the remaining flower parts, the inner segments much more delicate and hyaline. Stamens 4-5, free, without intermediate staminode-like teeth, filaments filiform. Style filiform; stigmas 2, divergent. Ovary with a single ovule lateral on a curved funicle, radicle descending. Fruit a hard, indehiscent nutlet enclosed by the persistent perianth and falling together the sterile flowers and bracteoles. Endosperm copious.
 
 
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