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Published In: Genera Plantarum 76. 1789. (4 Aug 1789) (Gen. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Contributor Text: Y. NASIR
Contributor Institution: Stewart Herbarium, Gordon College, Rawalpindi.
General/Distribution: A family of 50 genera and about 500 species, mostly temperate and tropical; especially in S. Africa, Australia, Mediterranean region; less common in S. America and the Pacific Islands. Represented in W. Pakistan by 5 genera and 7 species.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements: We are grateful to the United States Department of Agriculture for financing this research under P.L. 480. To Dr. R.K. Brum¬mitt (Kew) and Mr. B.L. Burtt (Edinburgh) for their help and to Dr. B. Peterson (Goteborg) for going through the manuscript and giving valuable suggestions and supplying a list of plants from foreign herbaria for citation. We are also indebted to the Herbarium Director, Pakistan Forest Research Institute, Peshawar for the loan of plant specimens.

 

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Perennials, a few herbs or shrublets. Leaves entire, alternate or opposite, usually numerous, exstipulate. Flowers rarely solitary, in racemes, spikes or fascicles; bisexual, regular. Calyx tubular, 4-5 lobed; lobes imbricate. Petals small or absent. Stamens as many as or double the number of lobes, episepalous. Carpels 1-2, rarely more, syncarpous; ovary unilocular, with one laterally attached pendulous ovule; style simple. Fruit a berry or a drupe. Seeds solitary.
 

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1.Calyx tube without disc scales
2.Shrubs up to 2.5 m tall. Fruit succulent
Daphne
2.Shrubs or herbs up to 60 cm tall. Fruit dry
3.Annual herbs. Flowers ebracteate, in lax terminal racemes. Calyx tube constricted in fruit
Diarthron
3.Perennials, rarely annual. Flowers bracteate, axillary, solitary or in clusters. Calyx tube not constricted in fruit
Thymelaea
1.Calyx tube with disc scales
4.Disc unilateral, linear to lanceolate, some times 2-fid. Flowers in terminal clusters. Calyx tube splitting transversely above the ovary
Stellera
4.Disc of 2-4 linear scales, rarely less. Flowers in terminal short racemes or spikes. Calyx tube not splitting above the ovary
Wikstroemia
 
 
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