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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 182. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
General/Distribution: 100 species, mainly Mexico, but also in Europe and Asia. Represented in Pakistan by 3 species, one of which is not a native.


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Annual or perennial herbs, glabrous to pubescent. Leaves usually alternate, petioled, entire or lobed, texture soft. Flowers solitary. Calyx 5-cleft, enlarged, bladder-like and 3-angled in fruit. Corolla campanulate, white or yellow. Stamens 5, attached near the base of corolla tube. Ovary bilocular. Fruit a globose berry, surrounded by the inflated calyx. Seeds many, compressed.
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