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Published In: Beiträge zur Botanik 2: 158. 1825. (Dec 1825) (Beitr. Bot.) Name publication detail

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     About 14 genera and 130 species mostly in tropical or subtropical regions of both hemispheres. Only Glinus and probably Gisekia occur in the Flora Palaestina.


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Shrubs and herbs. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3-4 or alternate; stipules when present scarious, soon deciduous or 0. Inflorescences dichasial, glomerate or scorpioid. Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual, actinomorphic, with simple or double perianth. Sepals 4-5, free or connate at base. Petals (where present) mostly derived from outer stamens. Stamens 5-10, rarely more, free or connate at base. Ovary superior; carpels 2-5, syncarpous, rarely apocarpous; ovules campylotropous or anatropous. Fruit a capsule, schizocarp or nutlet.



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