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Pakistan | Family List | Sapindaceae

Stocksia Benth. in Hook. Kew Journ. Bot. 5:304. 1853. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:946.1867; Radlkofer in Pflanzenr. Sapind., 1334.1933; Parsa, Fl. Iran, 1:1534. 1951; K.H. Rech. Fl. Iran. no. 38: 4. 1966.

Stocksia brahuica

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

A rigid spinous shrub. Leaves exstipulate, simple, few, in sub-fascicles. Flowers bracteate, regular, in axillary fascicles. Sepals 4-5, free, imbricate, concave. Petals 4, free, without scales. Disc unilateral. Stamens 8, free, attached within the disc. Ovary 3-angled, 3-locular, 2 ovules in each locule. Fruit a membranous loculicidal capsule. Seed sub-globose, exarillate.

A monotypic genus found in Iran, Afghanistan and W. Pakistan.

Lower Taxon


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