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24. Petrorhagia (Ser. ex Dc.) Linn., Handb. 2:235. 1831. P.W. Ball & Heywood in Bull. Brit. Musc. (Bot). 3:121-172. 1964; Ball in Tutin et at., Fl. Eur. 1:186. 1964; Coode & Cullen in Davis, Fl. Turk. 2:131. 1967.


  • Gypsophila sect. Petrorhagia Ser.

    Annual or perennial herbs. Inflorescence paniculate or capitate. Bracts absent or present. Calyx tubular or campanulate, 5-toothed, with scarious spaces between the nerves. Petals 5, not bifid. Stamens 10. Styles 2. Coronal scales absent. Carpophore absent. Capsule dehiscing by 4 teeth. Seeds dorsiventrally compressed. Seeds peltate with facial hilum.

    A genus of 25 species of calcareous or sandy habitats. Concentrated in Greece and Turkey. Represented in Pakistan by a single species.

    Lower Taxon

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