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Published In: Monadelphiae Classis Dissertationes Decem 2: 83, 104. 1786. (Diss.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: Three species, distributed in East Africa, Arabia and Pakistan. Only I species is known from our area.


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An undershrub, covered by soft hairs. Leaves deeply cordate, rounded, orbicular or slightly 3-lobed. Flowers axillary, solitary, pedicellate; bracts 3, large, free, cordate, in fruit membranous. Sepals 5, connate. Corolla violet with dark purple centre. Staminal tube 5-toothed above, filaments numerous below the apex. Carpels 5; ovary 5-loculed, each locule 2-ovuled; style branches 5 with capitate stigma. Fruit 5-valved, loculicidally dehiscent capsule. Seed 1 in each locule, hairy.

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