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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 530. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/11/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 8/27/2015)
Area distribution:

About 80 species in Asian deserts, a few in N. Africa.


     About 80 species in Asian deserts, a few in N. Africa.


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Shrubs, much branched, with rigid branches, the young ones weak, fasciculate. Leaves minute, soon deciduous; ochreae short, membranous. Flowers small, hermaphrodite, single or few, clustered on jointed, axillary pedicels, whitish. Perianth of 5 subequal, more or less spreading lobes. Stamens 10-18, connate at base. Ovary tetragonous; styles 4, with capitate stigmas. Achene woody, much longer than the subpersistent perianth, tetragonous, 4-winged or echinate and bearing 8-16 rows of branching intertwined bristles. Seeds oblong, 4-grooved; embryo straight, in the centre of a fleshy endosperm.



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