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Pakistan | Family List | Sphenocleaceae

Sphenoclea Gaertn., Fruct. 1:113; t. 24, f. 5. 1788. nom.conserv.; Benth. and Hook., Gen. Pl., 2:560.1875; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind., 3:433. 1881; Engler and Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam., 4(5); 60. 1889; Fl. Malesiana, 4:27. 1948; Fl. West and Trop. Africa, (revised ed.) 2:307.1963; Fl. Trop. E. Afr., 1-3.1968.

Characters same as that of the family. The only other species, S. dalzielii N.E. Brown, in addition to the following, is endemic to W. Africa, and is distinguished by its obovate-elliptic leaves with rounded apices, very short oblong spikes, pink corolla and filaments as long as the anthers.

Lower Taxon


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