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8. Axyris Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 979. 1753; Gen. P1. ed. 5: 420. 1754; Ball in Tutin et al., F1. Europ. 1: 98. 1964, Iljin in Kom., F1. URSS 6: 112: 1936; Tsien & Ma in Kung &Tsien, F1. Reip. Pop. Sin. 25 (2): 21. 1979.

Monoecious annual herbs, with green alternate leaves and stellate hairs. Staminate flowers with 3-5 partite perianth and 2-5 stamens, glomerate, borne above the pistillate flowers, ebracteoleate, the anthers not appendaged. Pistillate flowers in the axils of upper leaves with lateral bracteoles and a perianth of 3 segments; stigmas 2, filiform, usually very long. Fruits vertical; seeds vertical, laterally compressed, albuminous, with horse-shoe-shaped embryo.

About 7 species, mostly of temperate Asia (N. & C. Asia), Korea; 2 are recorded from Pakistan and Kashmir. Perhaps under-collected in our area; confined to the extreme northern parts of Kashmir and Ladak.

1 Large plants; stem; branches ascending or oblique; leaves large; male inflorescecne spicate.   1 A. hybrida
+ Plants smaller; stem decumbent; leaves small; male inflorescence capitate.   2 A. prostrata

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