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Published In: Narrative of an Expedition to Explore the River Zaire 433. 1818. (5 Mar 1818) (Narr. Exped. Zaire) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: Y. Nasir
Contributor Institution: Stewart Herbarium, Gordon College, Rawalpindi
General/Distribution: A mainly tropical and subtropical family of about 3 genera and 875 species.
Comment/Acknowledgements: This family was previously included in the Geraniaceae, from which it differs in its digitately compound leaves, basally connate stamens and the shortly beaked capsules.


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Herbs, rarely shrubs. Leaves digitately 3 foliolate. Flowers solitary or subumbellate, bisexual, pentamerous, hypogynous. Sepals 5, free. Petals 5, contorted. Stamens 10, obdiplostemonous, connate at the base. Ovary quinquilocular, placentation axile. Styles 5, persistent, free. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds usually many.
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