Nitrophila

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Nitrophila

Description

Small, dichotomous annual or perennial herbs, i succulent. Flowers l-3 in the axils of the leaves, bracteoles 2; perianth lobes 5, parchment-like, erect, hollow, bluntly oval, unequal, the inner ones narrow; stamens 5; anthers nearly globose; style filiform; stigmas 2; ovary and fruit broadly oval to nearly globose. Pericarp membranous; seeds lentiform, vertical; embryo annular; radicle pointing upward. About six to seven spp., America.

Citation

Nitrophila S, Watson in King, Rep. Geol. Explor. 5: 297 (1871)

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