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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 309. 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)
Contributor Text: S. I. ALI
General/Distribution: About 12 species distributed in Mediterranean to Western Asia, represented in Pakistan by one species.


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Annuals or perennials with short rhizomes, roots fleshy or cylindrical. Leaves basal, linear, expanded at base into a membranous sheath. Inflorescence a raceme or panicle. Pedicel articulated. Tepals single veined, free or united only at the base, white or pale pink. Stamens free, shorter than tepals, filaments expanded at the base, anthers dorsifixed. Fruit a loculicidal capsule, seeds 1-2 per locule, triquetrous.
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