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Published In: The Gardeners Dictionary...Abridged...fourth edition vol. 3. 1754. (28 Jan 1754) (Gard. Dict. Abr. (ed. 4)) Name publication detail

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Area distribution:

About 45 species in temperate and dry regions of both hemispheres.


Literature: Chaudhri M.N., A revision of the Paronychiineae, Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht (1968).


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Annual or perennial herbs or dwarf-shrubs. Leaves mostly opposite; stipules and bracts conspicuous, scarious, often silvery. Flowers small, usually clustered in head-like inflo-rescences. Calyx lobes (4-)5, almost free, more or less hooded, sometimes aristate at apex. Petals 5, sometimes less, inserted at base of calyx. Ovary 1-celled, containing a basal, anatropous ovule; style short, 2-cleft at apex, sometimes the 2 stigmas sessile. Utricle included in calyx, 1 -seeded, membranous. Seeds oblong, lenticular to globular.    



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