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55. Rhinanthus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 603. 1753.

鼻花属 bi hua shu

Alectorolophus Zinn.

Herbs, hemiparasitic. Leaves opposite. Racemes terminal. Calyx 4-lobed, upper side parted to ca. 1/2 length, other lobes shallow. Corolla 2-lipped; lower lip 3-lobed; upper lip galeate, extending into a short 2-lobed beak. Stamens 4, enclosed by galea; anthers connivent, locules transversely divergent, spurless, barbate along slit after dehiscence. Capsule loculicidal. Seeds several per locule, broadly winged.

About 50 species: North America, N Asia, Europe; one species in China.

Depending on the author, the number of species varies greatly in this genus.

Lower Taxon


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