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Published In: Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 483. 1810. (Prodr.) 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: DANIEL F. AUSTIN
Contributor Institution: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
General/Distribution: A genus of c. 25 species in the temperate and the tropical regions of both the hemispheres. 1 species has been reported from Pakistan.


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Prostrate, sprawling to twining herbs, perennial. Leaves often sagittate or hastate with rounded, angular or lobed bases, mostly glabrous. Flowers axillary, solitary or few-flowered cymes. Bracts 2, large, ovate to elliptic, enveloping the calyx, persistent. Sepals 5, subequal, ovate to oblong, herbaceous. Corolla white or pink, campanulate or infundibuliform. Stamens 5, epipetalous. Ovary 1-celled with 4 ovules, style 1, stigmas 2, oblong or elliptic, complanate. Fruit capsular, ovoid to globose. Seeds smooth or verrucose, black.
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