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Echinophora Linn., Sp. Pl. 239. 1753. Boiss., Fl. Or. 2: 917. 1872; Hiroe, Umb. Asia 1:31. 1958.

Perennial, spiny. Flowers white or yellow; central flower of an umbellet sessile and complete, enclosed by the woody receptacle and the pedicels of the male flowers. Calyx teeth in male flowers prominent. Fruit oblong; ridges obsĀ¬cure; furrows 1-vittate. Inner seed face sulcate or involute.

A genus of about a dozen species extending from the Mediterranean region to Baluchistan in W. Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Lower Taxon


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