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Published In: Memoire sur la Famille des Rhamnees 52–53, pl. 2, f. 2. 1826. (Jul 1826) (Mém. Fam. Rhamnées) Name publication detail

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General/Distribution: A genus of 35 species mostly in Asia Minor, Somalia and S. America. Represented in Pakistan by 2 species only.


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Deciduous or evergreen, erect or sometimes scandent or scrambling shrubs, armed or unarmed, with opposite branches. Leaves opposite or subopposite, serrate or entire, penninerved or with lateral nerves; stipules deciduous, minute. Inflorescence a terminal spike or panicle. Flowers small, sessile or pedicellate. Calyx 5-fid, tube somewhat rounded or urceolate, lobes ovate, acute, keeled inside. Petals 5, cucullate. Disc cupular, 5-lobed, lining the calyx tube. Ovary superior embeded in the disc but not fused with it, 2-3 loculed. Style short, 2-3 grooved with capitate or obtuse stigma. Fruit globose or oblong, coriaceous indehiscent with 2-3 pyrenes. Seeds smooth, oblong with stoney albumen.

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1 Leaves 1-3 x 0.5-2 cm, 3-4 pairs of lateral nerves 2 Sageretia thea
+ Leaves 4-20 x 1.5-4 cm, 5-8 pairs of lateral nerves 1 Sageretia filiformis
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