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1. Axyris hybrida Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 980. 1753; Kom., 1.c. 113; R.R.Stewart, 1.c. 219; Kung & Tsien, l.c. 24. (Fig. 13, F-L).

Annual to 30 cm, erect, stellate-hairy, the branches ascending or spreading, longer than in the following species. Leaves ovate to oblong-ovate, with relatively short petioles, entire, obtusish, stellate-hairy on both sides, on the average 1-3 cm long. Staminate flowers in a short spiciform inflorescence at the ends of stem and branches. Perianth segments 3, oblong or obovate, stellate-hairy. Pistillate perianth 3-partite, hairy and stellate-pubescent. Fruit rounded-oval to obovate, 2-2.2 x 1.5-1.75 mm, strongly compressed laterally, concentrically wrinkled, dull, dark-brown, terminating in 2 very short scarious distant teeth (1/8 as long as fruit) often with minute denticles between them.

Type: Siberia, Herb. Linn. 1101/5 (LINN).

A species of stony and gravelly slopes; Distribution: N and C. Asia, Kashmir.


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