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Published In: Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 496. 1810. (Prodr.) 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)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
General/Distribution: Species 40-45, tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia and Australia. Represented in Pakistan by 4 species.


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Perennial herbs with hispid parts. Leaves both opposite and alternate. Flowers solitary or in terminal short racemes. Calyx 5-fid or partite, accrescent in fruit. Corolla hypocrateriform, rotate to funnelform. Throat scales absent. Stamens 5; anthers prominent, connivent into a cone, apex acuminate. Ovary not deeply 4-lobed. Style slender, stigma obscure. Nutlets smooth to hirsute or rugose.

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1 Leaves with both long stiff and soft short hairs (2)
+ Leaves with long stiff hairs only 3 Trichodesma africanum
2 (1) Nutlets barely margined (3)
+ Nutlets distinctly margined 4 Trichodesma stocksii
3 (2) Nutlets 5-6 mm long, minutely tuberculate. Calyx base truncate, abruptly narrowing up wards 2 Trichodesma incanum
+ Nutlets t 4.5 mm long, glabrous. Calyx base saggitate at anthesis, gradually narrowing up wards 1 Trichodesma indicum
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