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Published In: Der Deutsche Botaniker Herbarienbuch 205. 1841. (Deut. Bot. Herb.-Buch) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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

About 8 species, mainly E. Mediterranean.


Another species of this genus, B. hirsutus (Labill.) Barkoudah, grows in rock crevices up the Hermon Mt., where it is very rare, and in southern Sinai Highlands.


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Perennial hairy herbs. Leaves opposite, small, exstipulate. Bracts leaf-like. Pedicels as long as or shorter than calyx. Flowers small, hermaphrodite. Calyx tubular, penta-gonous, with 5-ribbed tube membranous between ribs and with 5 small teeth. Petals cuneate, with spreading limb and long, finely winged claw constricted at top. Stamens 10. Ovary 1-celled, many-ovuled; styles 2, stigmatose all along the inner surface. Cap-sule oblong-ovoid or cylindrical to urceolate, dehiscent by 4 teeth. Seeds comma-shaped.


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