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Published In: Flora Čechica 94. 1819. (Fl. Čech.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/12/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 9/16/2015)
Area distribution:

About 40 species, many almost cosmopolitan.


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Annual or perennial herbs. Stems often decumbent or ascending. Leaves opposite, linear to filiform; stipules scarious. Flowers hermaphrodite, rarely unisexual, in cymose inflorescences. Sepals 5, free, with scarious margins. Petals 5, white or pink, entire. Stamens (2)5-10, inserted on a perigynous ring. Ovary 1-celled, many-ovuled; styles 3 (-5). Fruiting pedicels reflexed. Capsule 3 (-5)-valved. Seeds subspherical to almost lenticular-reniform, winged or wingless.    



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