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Published In: Genera Plantarum 90. 1789. (4 Nov 1789) (Gen. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Thirty genera and about 390 species, mostly in the tropical regions of both

hemispheres, especially in America. Only Boerhavia and Commicrapus occur in Flora Palaestina.


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Herbs, climbing shrubs or trees. Leaves opposite, sometimes alternate or whorled, petiolate, simple, exstipulate. Inflorescences various, usually cymose. Flowers hermaphrodite, sometimes unisexual, usually subtended by free or united bracts. Perianth petaloid, usually 5-lobed, rotate, campanulate, tubular or funnel-shaped, lower part persistent in fruit. Stamens 1-5 or many, free or united at base. Ovary superior, l-ovuled; style often long. Fruit an anthocarp with enclosed achene/nutlet, ribbed, winged or glandular. Embryo straight or curved.



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