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Published In: Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 17(33): 157–158. 1834. (Edinburgh New Philos. J.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Comment/Acknowledgements: A genus of about 12 species, found in the sub-arctic and high Asiatic mountains.


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Small shrubs; branches crowded, fastigiate. Leaves small, thick, imbricate and appressed to the stem, in 4 rows. Flowers solitary axillary or in small clusters, pentamerous. Corolla campanulate. Stamens 10, included, adherent at base of corolla; anthers opening by apical pores. Ovary 5-locular; style cylindric. Fruit capsular; dehiscence loculicidal. Seeds numerous, minute.
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