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Published In: The Gardeners Dictionary...Abridged...fourth edition vol. 2. 1754. (Gard. Dict. Abr. (ed. 4)) Name publication detail

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General/Distribution: About 21 species, chiefly of the Mediterranean and Central Asian regions; represented by 2 species only in West Pakistan.


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Annual to perennial herbs with yellow latex. Leaves alternate, decompound, pinnatifid or pinnatisect; segments lobed or dentate. Inflorescences 1-flowered, axillary or terminal; peduncle erect, rarely recurved in fruit. Flowers large and showy. Sepals 2, caducous. Petals 4, yellow or red, sometimes spotted at the base, orbicular or obovate. Stamens indefinite; anthers extrorse, oblong or linear; filaments filiform, much elongated. Ovary linear-oblong, pilose, tuberculate or glabrous usually bilocular; stigma conical. Fruit a siliqua-like capsule, 2-celled, dehiscing almost to the base by 2 valves, leaving the seeds embeded in the spongy septum, which is formed during ripening of the fruit. Seeds numerous, pitted, ovate-reniform, without appendages.

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1 Sepals 8-12 mm long. Fruits 5-10 cm long, very torulose; seeds oblong cylindrical Glaucium elegans
+ Sepals 15-20 mm long. Fruits 12-17.5 cm long, straight or slightly torulose; seeds reniform Glaucium fimbrilligerum
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