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Published In: Mémoires de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint Pétersbourg, Septième Série (Sér. 7) 4(11): 19, 92. 1862. (Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint Pétersbourg, Sér. 7) Name publication detail
 

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Synonym Text: Halogeton sect. Agathophora Fenzl in Ledeb., Fl. Ross. 3: 831. 1851-52; Halogeton subgenus Agathophora (Fenzl) Maire, Fl. Afrique du Nord 8: 186. 1962.
General/Distribution: A genus with one (-2) species, distributed from N. Africa to Pakistan (with the exception of Iran, Oman and Afghanistan).

 

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Small, perennial, hard, glabrous or papillose subshrubs, with long hairy leaf axils. Stem branched, woody, silvery or white. Leaves alternate, short, succulent often ending in a mucro or apical deciduous bristle, sessile. Flowers hermaphrodite or male, engulfed by woolly and long hairs, subtended by leaves, outer flowers with 2 bracts. Perianth 5, free, membranous, outer 3-4 developing wings in fruit. Stamens 5 with short terminal appendages. Ovary ovoid with 2 styles. Utricle included in perianth. Seeds vertical; embryo spiral.
 
 
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