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Hypecoum Linn., Sp. Pl. 124. 1753. Gen. p1. ed. 5:60. 1754; DC., Prodr. 1: 123. 1824; Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 1:54. 1862; Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:124. 1867; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:120. 1875 (under Funariaceae); Fedde in Engler & Prantl, Natur. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 17b: 69. 1936; Popov in Kom., Fl. U.R.S.S. (reprinted) 7:576. 1963; Bailey, St. Cyclop Hort. 2; 1929 1950; Cullen in Davis, Fl. Turkey, 1:236. 1965; Cullen in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 34. 23. 1966.

Hypecoum pendulum var. parviflorum

Credit: Azmat

  • Mnemosilla Forssk.

    Low annual herbs, glabrous, often glaucous with watery sap. Stem or scapes erect, ascending or prostrate. Leaves 2-4-pinnatisect or parted; ultimate lobes linear to narrowly obovate. Radical leaves more divided than cauline. Inflorescence a dichasial cyme. Flowers yellow, white, or purplish. Sepals 2, small, deciduous, free, ovate to lanceolate. Petals 4, in 2 series; outer two lobed or entire, obovate and obtuse; inner 2 trilobed with concave middle lobe. Stamens 4, free, opposite the petals, with sometime a stipitate gland on either side at the base of each winged or dilated filament; anthers dithecous. Ovary linear, unilocular, style short; stigmas 2, glandular at the tip, often recurved. Fruit linear, many seeded, lomentoid; seeds compressed, without aril.

    About 15 species, chiefly distributed in Central Asia and North China; represented in West Pakistan by 2 species only.

    1 Flowers white or pale lilac; inner petal not with fimbriate middle lobe. Fruits not deflexed, 12-32 mm long, 1-1.5 mm broad   Hypecoum leptocarpum
    + Flowers yellow; inner petal with fimbriate middle lobe. Fruits deflexed, 30-70 mm long, 3-5 mm broad   Hypecoum pendulum

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