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Published In: The Vegetable System. Or, the internal structure and the life of plants; their parts, and nourishment, explained; their classes, orders, genera, and species, ascertained, and described; in a method altogether new: comprehending an artificial index and a natural system. 10: 24, pl. 24, f. 2. 1765. (Veg. Syst.) Name publication detail

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General/Distribution: A monotypic genus, distributed in Asia, Europe and America.


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Erect perennial herbs with stout rootstocks and branched stems. Leaves long petioled, mainly radical, orbicular-cordate or reniform. Inflorescence a panicle. Flowers bisexual. Perianth sagments 4, accrescent in fruit, outer segments spreading or reflexed, inner ones erect. Stamens 6, filaments short. Ovary compressed; styles 2, short, divergent; stigmas fimbriate. Fruit lenticular, broadly winged. Seed with linear-oblong cotyledons.
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