Maireana

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Maireana

Description

Perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs with often succulent leaves, sometimes dioecious. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, solitary or in pairs in leaf axils; perianth flat to cup-shaped, 5-lobed, the lobes more deeply separated opposite the future radicle; fruiting perianth usually crustaceous or woody, with 5 tepaline wings or with l horizontal, continuous wing, rarely also with erect, intertepaline, wing-like appendages; stamens 5; stigmas 2-3. Pericarp membranous, sometimes i crustaceous; seeds horizontal; embryo annular to horseshoe-shaped; radicle centrifugal; perisperm abundant. 58 spp., Australia.

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Citation

Wilson, Nuytsia 2: 2-83 (1975).
Chenop Monogr Enum: 95 (1840)

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