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Mattiastrum Brand


Description from Flora of China

Paracaryum Boissier Sect. Mattiastrum Boissier, Diagn. Pl. Orient. 2: 130. 1849.

Herbs perennial, biennial, or annual, usually pubescent. Cymes terminal or axillary, ebracteate. Calyx 5-parted nearly to base; lobes slightly enlarged in fruit. Corolla campanulate; throat 5-appendaged. Stamens inserted at middle of corolla, included. Ovary 4-parted. Style shortly terete, included; stigma entire. Gynobase narrowly terete. Nutlets broadly winged; attachment scar above middle adaxially, narrowly ovate.

About 30 species: mainly in SW Asia, extending into India and China; one species in China.

Lower Taxon


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