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Published In: Archiv für die Botanik (Leipzig) 1(1): 25. 1796. (Arch. Bot. (Leipzig)) Name publication detailView 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: SAOOD OMER
General/Distribution: A genus of more than 100 species, with a sort of disjunct distribution. About 2-3 species are reported from Central and East Asia, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, U.S.S.R. and Europe. Whereas almost 100 species are reported from mountains of American continent.
Comment/Acknowledgements: In Pakistan, it is represented by one species:


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Erect, medium sized, 10-70 (100) cm long, annual-perennial herb. Leaves petiolate-sessile, variously shaped, amplexicaule, glabrous. Inflorescence solitary axillary, terminal or umbellate, bracts sessile, ovate-lanceolate. Flowers tetramerous, campanulate, pedicellate, variously coloured: blue, purplish, white, spurred. Stamens adnate to corolla lobes, anthers versatile. Ovary sessile, elliptic - ovate, stigma sessile - subsessile, papillose. Capsule 10-25 seeded, dehiscing nearly to the base, seeds small, up to 2 mm long, reticulate or granular.
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