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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 331. 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)
Comment/Acknowledgements: A genus of about 70 species, mostly subtropical; Mediterranean, drier parts of Canary Islands, Turkey, S. Iran, N. Africa, W. and SW Australia, W. India, W. Pakistan, W. South America and California. Represented in W. Pakistan by only 1 species.


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Halophytic herbs or undershrubs. Stem with jointed nodes. Leaves opposite, decussate, small. Flowers solitary axillary or in cymes, sessile, pink. Sepals 4-6, induplicate or valvate, persistent. Petals 4-5, imbricate, claw with a ligular scale on the inner side. Stamens 4-6. Stigma 2-3 forked. Capsule unilocular, splitting by three valves.
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