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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 177. 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)
General/Distribution: A genus of c. 60 species, mainly American. Represented here by 1 cultivated species which is often found as an escape.


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Perennial herbs with opposite leaves. Flowers in axillary cymes, showy and surrounded by an involucre of 5 bracts. Perianth infundibuliform, constricted above the ovary; limb 5-lobed, deciduous. Stamens 5-6, exserted. Style 1, stigma capitate. Anthocarp coriaceous, ribbed. Nut ribbed.

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