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4. Glossonema Decaisne in Ann. Sci. Nat. Ser. 2.9:33. t. 12. 1838. Boiss., Fl. Or. 4:60.1879; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:16. 1883; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bomb. reprint ed. 2:213. 1958; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 73:5.1970.


Perennial herb, generally branched from base. Leaves opposite. Flowers in few flowered lateral cymes, rarely solitary. Calyx 5-partite, glandular within. Corolla subcampanulate, tube short, lobes 5, twisted to the right in bud. Corona epipetalous, arising a little above the origin of staminal column, lobes 5, generally broad, entire or bind, alternating with corolla-lobes. Staminal column short, anthers tipped by an inflexed membrane. Pollinia solitary in each cell, pendulous. Stigma exserted, fleshy, conical, clavate or peltate. Follicles usually echinate. Seeds comose.

A genus with 4-5 species, distributed in tropical Africa, Arabia and Pakistan; represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

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