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15. Agriophyllum Marschall von Bieberstein, Fl. Taur.-Caucas. 3: 6. 1819.

沙蓬属 sha peng shu

Herbs annual. Stem erect, branched from base, covered with ramified hairs, becoming glabrous. Leaves alternate, sessile or petiolate; leaf blade flattened, linear to lanceolate or ovate, base attenuate or rounded-cuneate, margin entire, apex mucronate; veins 3 to numerous. Inflorescence a bracteate spike; bracts imbricate, base broad, apex aristate, reflexed; bractlets absent. Flowers solitary in bract axils, sessile, bisexual. Perianth segments 1-5, free, white, oblong or lanceolate, membranous, apex erose. Stamens 1-5; filaments flattened, united only at base; anthers oblong. Ovary sessile, ovoid, compressed; style short; stigmas 2, filiform. Utricle cylindric to subglobose, sometimes with lateral wings, apex with a 2-fid beak; pericarp free from testa. Seed vertical, globose or ellipsoid, compressed; embryo annular; radicle inferior; perisperm copious.

Five or six species: C and SW Asia; three species in China.

1 Utricle beak parted into 2 slightly recurved, linear, compressed beaks, each usually with a subapical, small, flattened tooth.   1 A. squarrosum
+ Utricle beak above middle divided into 2 small, acicular beaks, each with a proximal, lateral, recurved or inflexed, firm, spinelike, glabrous process.   (2)
2 (1) Utricle not wing-margined distally.   2 A. lateriflorum
+ Utricle distinctly irregularly wing-margined apically.   3 A. minus

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