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24. Vaccaria Wolf, Gen. Pl. III. 1776. 1776.

麦蓝菜属 mai lan cai shu

Lu Dequan; Magnus Lidén, Bengt Oxelman

Herbs annual. Stems erect, dichotomously branched. Leaves ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, base slightly clasping. Inflorescence a corymbose dichasium. Calyx narrowly ovate, 5-toothed, 5-winged at angles, inflated below after anthesis. Petals 5, long clawed. Stamens 10. Ovary 1-loculed; ovules numerous. Styles 2. Capsule ovoid, dehiscing with 4 teeth. Seeds numerous, globose, tuberculate.

One species: temperate Asia and Europe; one species in China.

Lower Taxon


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