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Published In: Mantissa Plantarum 2: 554, 562. 1771. (Mant. Pl.) Name publication detail
 

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Notes:

Two species in Trop. Africa, Arabia and India.


 

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Herbs, mostly annual. Leaves opposite or spuriously whorled, exstipulate. Flowers small, unisexual, sessile or pedicellate, in axillary cymes. Perianth sepaloid, green or slightly coloured, 5-partite; lobes equal. Stamens 5-15, free; filaments subulate, dilated at base. Carpels 3-5, free, 1-celled, sessile on a small torus; ovules solitary; styles short, recurved. Fruit a schizocarp of 5 free, 1-seeded, compressed achenes. Seeds crustaceous; embryo annular, enclosing endosperm.

 

 
 
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