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Published In: Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise 1: 128–130, pl. 49. 1775. (Jun-Dec 1775) (Hist. Pl. Guiane) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Synonym Text: Bramia Lam., Encycl. Meth. Bot. 1: 459. 1785; Pennell, Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia Monogr. 5: 22. 1943; R. R. Stewart (Fl. Rawalpindi Distr. 93) in Pak. J. Forestry Oct. 1957 or Jan. 1958; Herpestis Gaertner f., Suppl. Carpol. 186. 1807; Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 2: 366. 1819. Moniera B. Juss. ex P. Browne, Hist. Jamaic. 269. 1756; Duthie, Fl. Upp. Gang. Plain 2: 141. 1911.


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Glabrous perennial herbs; ± fleshy. Leaves opposite. Flowrs solitary in leaf axils. Calyx deeply 5-partite, lobes unequal in width, posterior broader. Corolla campanulate, subequally or ± unequally 5-lobed. Stamens 4, equal; anther loculi parallel, contiguous. Stigma subentire.Capsule 4-valved (loculicidal and septicidal); seeds very small, numerous.

About 100 species in tropics and subtropics. Represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

In the APG III classification (2009) Bacopa is included in the expanded family Plantaginaceae.

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