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Published In: Genera Plantarum 136. 1789. (4 Aug 1789) (Gen. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Contributor Text: F. Grohmann
Contributor Institution: Stewart Herbarium, Gordon College, Rawalpindi
General/Distribution: An American family, with about 15 genera and 300 species, mainly in the western USA. Only 1 species wild in W.Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Acknowledgement: We are grateful to the United States Department of Agriculture for financing this research under P.L. 480.


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Herbs, annual or perennial. Leaves alternate (or opposite), entire or pinnate, exstipulate. Flowers in terminal Cymes, bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 5, more or less connate. Corolla of 5 united petals, tubular, funnel-, bell-, or salver-shaped, lobes contorted. Stamens 5, epipetalous, free, included or exserted; Anthers 2-celled, opening lengthwise. Carpels 3; ovary superior, inserted on a disk, 3-locular, sessile; ovules 1 or more in each locule. Style 1, filiform, stigmas 3. Fruit a loculicidal capsule.

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1 Leaves entire. Corolla salver-shaped. Phlox
+ Leaves pinnate. Corolla funnel- or bell-shaped. Polemonium

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