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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 271. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/15/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 9/16/2015)
Area distribution:

Up to 6 species, in the Mediterranean and the adjacent tropical regions.


Telephium imperati L. is a perennial herb growing on Mt. Hermon.


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Annual or perennial .herbs, somewhat fleshy, often glaucous. Leaves alternate; stipules small, scarious. Flowers small, in terminal, capitate or corymbose, cymes. Sepals 5, free, obtuse, keeled, with scarious margin, persistent. Petals 5, white, entire. Stamens 5. Ovary 1-celled with 3-4 incomplete septa, many-ovuled, ovoid-trigonous. Styles 3, recurved. Capsule incompletely 3-4-celled, 3-4-valved, included in calyx. Seeds many, globular or reniform; embryo almost annular, surrounding endosperm.    


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