Piptoptera

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Piptoptera

Description

Annual herb. Leaves alternate, fleshy. Flowers solitary, subtended by 2 leaf-like bracteoles; perianth lobes 5, united at the very base, unequal and winged above the middle in fruit; wing falling off along a definite line of dehiscence and leaving behind a 2-lobed protuberance; stamens 5; anthers appendiculate; stigmas 2, subulate. One sp., Rhaphidophyton turkestana Bunge , Transcaspian lowlands.

Citation

Tr Imp S-Petersburgsk Bot Sada 5: 644 (1877) 6: 448 (1879)

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