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29. Halimocnemis C. A. Mey. in Ledeb., Fl. Alt. 1: 381. 1829; Hedge in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 172: 337. 1997.

Annual herbs, pubescent or hairs long-villous, rarely glabrous. Stem erect, short, much branched. Leaves fleshy, alternate, linear, terete, tip mucronate, mucro dehiscent. Flowers solitary axillary, sessile, subtended by adpressed bracts. Perianth segments 5, ± oblong, free, membranous when young, hardening in fruit and flask-shaped below, enveloping the fruit with erect connivent upper parts, without wing-like appendages or with short wing-like protuberances. Stamens (4-) 5; anthers linear; connective appendages prominent, vesicular, generally yellow, subsessile. Style bifid. Seeds vertical; embryo spiral; endosperm absent.

A genus with about 19 species, distributed from Europe to Central Asia; possibly represented in Pakistan by 1 species. Hedge (l.c. 337) drew attention to the nomenclatural complictions involving the use of the generic name.

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