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23. Vaccaria Medikus, Philos. Bot. 1:96. 1789. Gorshkova in Kom., Fl. URSS. 6:802. 1936; Chater in Tutin et al, Fl. Eur. 1:186. 1964; Cullen in Davis, Fl. Turk. 2:177. 1967.


Glabrous annual herbs. Stem erect, simple or branched. Leaves sessile. Epicalyx absent. Inflorescence a lax panicle with flowers in dichasia. Calyx 5-toothed, without commissural veins, but with 5 green wings. Petals 5. Stamens 10. Styles 2. Coronal scales absent. Capsule papery, dehiscing by 4 teeth. Carpophore short. Seeds subglobose.

A small genus with 4 species in the Mediterranean region and S.W. Asia. Represented in Pakistan by a single species.

Lower Taxon

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