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6. Gynandropsis DC., Prodr. 1:237. 1824. Benth. & Hooker, Gen. Pl. 1:106.1862; Hook. f., Fl. Br. Ind. 1:170; Pax & Hoffm. 1.c. 217; Elffers et al 1.c.217; Jafri, Fl. Karachi, 136. 1966.

S.M.H. Jafri

Annual, rarely perennating, herbs. Leaves 3-7-foliolate. Racemes many-flowered, terminal, with foliaceous bracts. Flowers and fruits as in Cleome except the long androphore; androphore as long as the petals or the gynophore, with about 10 verticillate stamens attached at its apex, almost Midway on the gynan-drophore.

Very closely allied to Cleome L. and distinguished by its long androphore only. Following original treatment of Linnaeus of this taxon, Iltis (in Brittonia, 12:283-290.1960) placing it under Cleome admitted that the species C. gynandra L. occupied a very isolated place within the genus, and no near relatives were known.

Probably only 2 species in the world and only one in W. Pakistan.

Lower Taxon

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