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14. Hymenocrater Fisch. & C. A. Meyer, Index Sear. Hort. Bot. Petrop. 2: 39. 1836. Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 406. 1848; Bunge in Mem. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Pctersb. ser. 7, 21: 60. 1871; Briquet in Engler & Prantl,Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 1, 4, 3A: 240.1896; Gorshkova in Komarov, Fl. URSS 20: 488. 1954; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 150: 329.1982.

I.C. Hedge

  • Sestinia Boiss.

    Suffruticose, tuft-forming perennials. Stems erect, leafy, glandular- or eglandular-pubescent or glabrous. Leaves ovate to ovate-oblong, sessile or subsessile, crenate to serrate. Flowers on pedunculate cymes in leaf axils or peduncles absent, sessile or shortly pedicellate. Bracts oblong-elliptic to ± orbicular. Calyx not or scarcely bilabiate; tube cylindrical or infundibuliform, clearly ribbed, bearded internally towards throat; limb membranous-scarious of 5 large subequal ovate lobes which expand in fruit and often are coloured pale green, rose or purplish. Corolla bilabiate, conspicuous, with a long narrow tube and short lobes; upper lip shortly 2-lobed; lower lip 3-lobed; flowers sometimes resupinate. Stamens 4, didynamous with the posterior pair longer than the anterior. Style subequally bifid. Nutlets ovoid, smooth or finely tuberculate.

    About 12 species in the Irano-Turanian region of SW Asia, especially Iran and Afghanistan.

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