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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 332. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/10/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 9/16/2015)
Area distribution:

Six species, mainly in the Mediterranean and Irano-Turanian regions.


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Annual rigid herbs, dichotomously branched. Leaves opposite, awl-shaped, exstipulate. Bracts narrow. Flowers small. Calyx tubular, usually 15-nerved, persistent; teeth 5, acute. Petals 5, long-clawed, with small, emarginate or 2-fid or dentate limb; coronal scales 0 or present as short, crisp hairs. Stamens 5-10. Ovary 1-celled, many-ovuled; styles 2. Capsule long-cylindrical, 4-toothed, borne on a very short carpophore. Seeds few, with a straight embryo.



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