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Published In: Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 573–574. 1810. (27 Mar 1810) (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Contributor Text: S. I. ALI
Contributor Institution: Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
General/Distribution: A family of 14 genera and about 300 species, distributed mainly in Australia, New Zealand and Polynesia and other tropical coasts. Represented by 1 genus and two species occurring mostly on the coastal sand dunes or sand hills in W. Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements: We are grateful to the United States Department of Agriculture for financing this research under P.L. 480 and to Miss P. H. Halliday (kew) for kindly executing the illustration.


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Perennial herbs or shrubs. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite or basal, simple, exstipulate. Flowers solitary, axillary or in cymes, racemes or spikes; bisexual, zygomorphic. Calyx usually 5-lobed. Corolla 5-lobed, valvate in bud. Stamens 5, epipetalous, free, alternating with corolla lobes; anthers free or connate in a ring round the style. Ovary bicarpellary, syncarpous, inferior or superior, l-2 loculed with axile or basal placentation; ovules l, 2 or many in each locule; style simple or 2-3 fid with a pollen cup under the stigma. Fruit a capsule, drupe or nut.

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