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Monochoria Presl, Rel. Haenk. 1:127. 1827. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind.6:362. 1892; Duthie, Fl. Upper Gang. Pl. 3,2:268.1920; Kashyap, Lahore Dist. Fl. 246.1936; Backer and Haemstede in van Steenis, Fl. Males. ser. 1, vol. 4, 3:255.1951; Mitra, Fl. Pl. E. Ind. 1:26.1958; Ramamoorthy in Saldanha and Nicolson, Fl. Hassan Dist. 791.1976.

  • Gomphima Rafin.

    Perennial glabrous herb with creeping rootstocks. Stems erect. Leaves alternate or solitary at top of stem, long petioled. Inflorescence racemose or subumbelliform, arising from a leaf sheath. Flowers shortly pedicellate. Perianth segments 3-1-3, free. Stamens 6, subequal; 1 filament longer with a lateral appendage and a larger anther. Ovary 3-locular, ovules numerous; stigma lobed. Fruit a loculicidal capsule, dehiscing explosively.

    A genus with 3 species in the tropics of the Old World, NE Africa to Manchuria, Australia and Malaysia. One species is found in Pakistan.

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