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Published In: Mémoires de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 2: 270. 1809. (Mém. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou) Name publication detailView 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 13 species, distributed in Asia. Represented in Pakistan by a single species.


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Biennial or perennial herb, with fibrous roots. Basal leaves forming a conspicuous rosette. Rosulate leaves sessile, often cartilaginous. Flowering stems 5-60 cm high, simple, fleshy, erect. Leaves alternate, sessile, fleshy. Inflorescence terminal paniculate-thyrsoid-raceme. Bract similar to cauline leaf. Flowers pedicellate or subsessile, bisexual, 5-6 merous. Calyx lobes basally connate, fleshy, green. Petals basally connate or free, white, pinkish, red, yellowish or greenish. Stamens 5-6 or 10-12, in one or two whorls, anthers basifixed. Nectar scales oblong, yellowish. Carpels basally stipitate – attenuate, apocarpous, style slender, ovules many. Follicles many seeded.
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