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Glaucium Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4. 1754. DC., Prodr. 1:122. 1824; Endl. & Fenzl, Gen. Pl. 2:856. 1837; Boiss., Fl. Or. 1: 120. 1867; Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. P1. 1: 53. 1862; Fedde in Engl. & Prantl, Natur. Pflanzenf. ed. 2, 17B: 92. 1936; Clapham, Tutin and Warburg, Fl. Brit. Is. ed. 2: 123. 1962; Bailey, St. Cycl. Hort. 2:1346. 1950; Cullen in Rechinger f., Fl. Iran. 34:2. 1966.

Glaucium elegans

Credit: Azmat

Annual to perennial herbs with yellow latex. Leaves alternate, decompound, pinnatifid or pinnatisect; segments lobed or dentate. Inflorescences 1-flowered, axillary or terminal; peduncle erect, rarely recurved in fruit. Flowers large and showy. Sepals 2, caducous. Petals 4, yellow or red, sometimes spotted at the base, orbicular or obovate. Stamens indefinite; anthers extrorse, oblong or linear; filaments filiform, much elongated. Ovary linear-oblong, pilose, tuberculate or glabrous usually bilocular; stigma conical. Fruit a siliqua-like capsule, 2-celled, dehiscing almost to the base by 2 valves, leaving the seeds embeded in the spongy septum, which is formed during ripening of the fruit. Seeds numerous, pitted, ovate-reniform, without appendages.

About 21 species, chiefly of the Mediterranean and Central Asian regions; represented by 2 species only in West Pakistan.

1 Sepals 8-12 mm long. Fruits 5-10 cm long, very torulose; seeds oblong cylindrical   Glaucium elegans
+ Sepals 15-20 mm long. Fruits 12-17.5 cm long, straight or slightly torulose; seeds reniform   Glaucium fimbrilligerum

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