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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 395. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Comment/Acknowledgements: A genus of about 100 species, chiefly inhabiting America. A few are in New Zeland, Australia, Malaya and Eastern Asia. There is only one species on record from West Pakistan.


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Evergreen shrubs or shrublets; branched. Leaves alternate. Flowers solitary axillary or in racemes. Calyx 5-fid, persistent, becoming succulent in fruit. Corolla campanulate or urceolate. Stamens 10, adherent at base of corolla; anthers horned or simple. Ovary 5-locular.
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