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22. Bassia Allioni, Melanges Philos. Math. Soc. Roy. Turin. 3: 177. 1766.

雾冰藜属 wu bing li shu

Echinopsilon Moquin-Tandon.

Herbs annual. Leaves alternate, sessile, linear to lanceolate, complanate, semiterete, or terete, membranous or fleshy, densely hairy. Flowers solitary or forming a spike, sessile, without bracts or bractlets, bisexual. Perianth discoid, 5-lobed, hairy; segments equal; abaxial appendages uncinate, subulate, or triangular in fruit. Stamens 5. Ovary broadly ovoid; style short; stigmas 2 or 3. Utricle depressed ovoid; pericarp membranous, free from seed. Seed horizontal, depressed globose; embryo annular.

Between ten and twelve species: warm-temperate and subtropical zones of the Old World; three species in China.

1 Leaves oblanceolate or linear-lanceolate, complanate, herbaceous; inflorescence spicate; abaxial appendages of perianth segments uncinate in fruit.   3 B. hyssopifolia
+ Leaves semiterete or terete, fleshy; inflorescence not spicate; abaxial appendages of perianth segments subulate or triangular in fruit.   (2)
2 (1) Branches spreading, branching angle usually more than 45°, densely villous; abaxial appendages of perianth segments subulate in fruit.   1 B. dasyphylla
+ Branches obliquely spreading, branching angle usually less than 45°, densely lanate; abaxial appendages of perianth segments triangular in fruit.   2 B. sedoides

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