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Pakistan | Family List | Thymelaeaceae

Diarthron Turcz. in Bull. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 5:204. 1832. Hook. f, Fl. Brit. Ind. 5:196. 1886; Bamber, Pl. Punj. 317. 1916; Boiss., Fl. Or. 4:1054. 1879; Parsa, Fl. Iran. 4:1185. 1949; Webb and Ferguson, Fl. Eur. 2:260. 1968.

Plants herbaceous; leaves scattered, linear; flowers hermaphrodite, in few flowered terminal racemes or on lateral branches. Calyx tube urceolate to slender, constricted above the ovary, lower half persistent in fruit. Disc absent. Stamens 8, 2-seriate, rarely exserted. Ovary unilocular, subsessile, glabrous. Fruit dry, enclosed by persistent base of the calyx.

A genus of 2 species: C. Asia, Iran, Afghanistan. Represented in W. Pakistan by 1 species only.

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