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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 979. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: About 7 species, mostly of temperate Asia (N. & C. Asia), Korea; 2 are recorded from Pakistan and Kashmir. Perhaps under-collected in our area; confined to the extreme northern parts of Kashmir and Ladak.


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Monoecious annual herbs, with green alternate leaves and stellate hairs. Staminate flowers with 3-5 partite perianth and 2-5 stamens, glomerate, borne above the pistillate flowers, ebracteoleate, the anthers not appendaged. Pistillate flowers in the axils of upper leaves with lateral bracteoles and a perianth of 3 segments; stigmas 2, filiform, usually very long. Fruits vertical; seeds vertical, laterally compressed, albuminous, with horse-shoe-shaped embryo.

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1 Large plants; stem; branches ascending or oblique; leaves large; male inflorescecne spicate. 1 Axyris hybrida
+ Plants smaller; stem decumbent; leaves small; male inflorescence capitate. 2 Axyris prostrata
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