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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 446. 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)
General/Distribution: Species c. 35, cosmopolitan. One species grows in Pakistan.


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Perennial or annual herbs, hygrophilous, glabrescent to tomentose. Upper leaves alternate. Inflorescence a terminal spike or spicate. Flowers usually trimorphically heterostylous, usually 6-merous. Hypanthium tubular, ribbed. Epicalyx present. Petals deep purple. Stamens 12, diplostaminous, inserted near the base of hypanthium, some or all exserted. Ovary bilocular, spindle-shaped; style exserted or included; longer or shorter than both whorls of the stamens, or longer than the inner whorl but shorter than the outer; stigma capitate-subglobose, papillose. Capsule included in the hypanthium, 2-valved, spindle-shaped. Seeds triangular.
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