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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/8/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 3/8/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Rel. Haenk. 2: 130. 1835.
Description Herbs or somewhat shrubby plants, pubescent with small, stellate and/or long, rigid, simple or stellate hairs. Leaves petiolate, stipulate, the blade entire to 5- parted, sometimes more or less hastate or sagittate. Flowers solitary in the axils or in open, axillary or terminal panicles or racemes; epicalyx of 5 to 10 narrow bract- lets, persistent, rarely obsolete; calyx cupuliform, 5-parted, persistent; petals erect or spreading, often pubescent outside; staminal tube elongate, usually 5-dentate, the anthers numerous, reniform; ovary 5-loculate, each locule 1-ovulate, the ovules ascending; style branches 5, the stigmas capitate. Capsules depressed-globose, prom- inently 5-angled, loculicidally dehiscent; seeds reniform.
Habit Herbs
Distribution A genus of about 12 species in Africa, America, Asia and in the Mediterranean region, with only one species reported from Panama.
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