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Published In: Opobalsamum declaratum in dissertatione medica ... sub praeidio ... Caroli von Linné ... submittit ... Wilhelmus Le Moine ... Upsaliae 17–18. 1764. (22 Dec 1764) (Opobalsamum) Name publication detail


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General/Distribution: A small genus of 6 species; distributed from Canary Isles and south east Spain eastwards to Pakistan and western India.


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Monoecious, perennial herbs, with non-stinging hairs and dot-like cystoliths. Leaves 3-costate, alternate, crenate-dentate; stipules free. Inflorescence of axillary, sessile, cymose bisexual clusters enclosed by tubular-campanulate, densely hairy involucre of 3-6, slightly connate bracts. Flowers minute, unisexual; female surrounded by a ring of male flowers. Calyx tubular, 3(5)-lobed in male, absent in female flowers. Stamen solitary. Ovary upright, wooly, style absent, stigma filiform, papillate-hispid, shortly persistent; pistillode absent in male flowers. Achenes ovate or ovoid-elliptic, flattened, densely hairy, enveloped in woolly involucre.
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