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Published In: Denh. & Clapp. Trav. App. 231. 1826. (Denh. & Clapp. Trav. App.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: Species 2, distributed in north and south Africa, Middle East, Iran, Pakistan and south west India.


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Perennial, prostrate, glabrous to scabrous herbs. Leaves opposite, stipulate, palmately trifoliolate; leaflets obovate, apiculate. Flowers small, bisexual, pedicel¬late, actinomorphic, hypogynous; disc small, 5-lobed. Sepals 5, cucullate. Petals absent. Stamens 5, inserted on the disc, filaments filiform, without scales at the base; anthers somewhat globose. Carpels 5; ovary sessile, pentagonous, sulcate, truncate, with 5 uniovulate locules; styles and stigmas as many as carpels, free. Fruit a 5-angled, ovoid, pendulous capsule, dehiscent into 5, one-seeded cocci from persistent central axis, cocci with fleshy exocarp and bony endocarp. Seeds oval, testa thick, 3-layered, outer membranous, middle slimy and inner coria¬ceous.
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