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22. Bienertia Bunge ex Boiss., Fl. Or. 4: 945. 1879; Kom., Fl. URSS 6: 199. 1936; Ball in Tutin et al., Fl. Europ. 1: 104. 1964; Hedge in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 172: 153. 1997.

Annual, fleshy branched herbs with flat to terete alternate leaves, somewhat woody below. Flowers hermaphrodite or pistillate, with scarious bracteoles, 5-merous, the hermaphrodite commonly occur during summer, the female during autumn; perianth segments fleshy, connivent below and developing a wing-like band. Stamens 5 with unappendaged anthers; stigmas 2-3 short, claviform. Fruits horizontal; seeds horizontal with spiral embryo and very scanty endosperm, those produced early with hard, black, glossy testa, those produced during autumn flat, tawny and almost dull.

A monotypic genus.

Lower Taxon


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