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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 124. 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)
Type: About 15 species, chiefly distributed in Central Asia and North China; represented in West Pakistan by 2 species only.


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Low annual herbs, glabrous, often glaucous with watery sap. Stem or scapes erect, ascending or prostrate. Leaves 2-4-pinnatisect or parted; ultimate lobes linear to narrowly obovate. Radical leaves more divided than cauline. Inflorescence a dichasial cyme. Flowers yellow, white, or purplish. Sepals 2, small, deciduous, free, ovate to lanceolate. Petals 4, in 2 series; outer two lobed or entire, obovate and obtuse; inner 2 trilobed with concave middle lobe. Stamens 4, free, opposite the petals, with sometime a stipitate gland on either side at the base of each winged or dilated filament; anthers dithecous. Ovary linear, unilocular, style short; stigmas 2, glandular at the tip, often recurved. Fruit linear, many seeded, lomentoid; seeds compressed, without aril.

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1 Flowers yellow; inner petal with fimbriate middle lobe. Fruits deflexed, 30-70 mm long, 3-5 mm broad Hypecoum pendulum
+ Flowers white or pale lilac; inner petal not with fimbriate middle lobe. Fruits not deflexed, 12-32 mm long, 1-1.5 mm broad Hypecoum leptocarpum
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