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Parietaria Linn., Sp. Pl. 1052. 1753. Gen.Pl. ed.5.1152.1754; Benth. & Hook.f., Gen.Pl.3:392.1880; Boiss., Fl. Orient.4:1149. 1879; Hook.f., Fl.Brit. Ind.5 :592. 1885; Hutch., Gen.Fl. Pl.2:193.1967.

Parietaria alsinaefolia

Credit: M. Rafiq

  • Freirea Gaudich.

    Annual or perennial, polygamous herbs, often with uncinate hairs. Leaves 3-costate, exstipulate, alternate, entire. Inflorescence of 3-many flowered-small, axillary, bracteate cymes or in involucrate clusters with intermixed bisexual and unisexual flowers or only bisexual flowers. Calyx deeply (3-)4-lobed in male and hermaphrodite flowers; tubular and shallowly lobed in female flowers. Stamens as many as calyx lobes. Ovary free from calyx, ovule orthotropous, basal; style present or absent, stigma desely penicillate deciduous; pistillode globose in male flowers. Achene compressed, ovate, enveloped by calyx.

    A genus of c. 30 species, distributed in temperate and tropical countries.

    1 Cymes lax, 3(-6)-flowered. Bracts cordate ovate, conspicuously enlarged in fruit   Parietaria alsinaefolia
    + Cymes congested, 3-many-flowered. Bracts linear-lanceolate to elliptic, inconspicuously or not enlarged in fruit   (2)
    2 (1) Lower flowers bisexual and upper female in a cluster. Bracts linear-lanceolate, free   Parietaria lusitanica
    + Mostly all flowers bisexual in a cluster. Bracts ovate-lanceolate or elliptic, subconnate at the base   Parietaria judaica

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