Chenolea

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Chenolea

Description

Small shrubs. Flowers bisexual, sometimes pistillate, solitary or 2-3 together, in spicate inflorescences; perianth urceolate, with 5 inflexed lobes; fruiting perianth slightly accrescent, membranous, without appendages; stamens 5; stigmas 2. Pericarp free; seeds horizontal; embryo horseshoe-shaped; radicle centrifugal; perisperm sparse or absent. Four spp., Africa. Possibly not generically distinct from Bassia .

Citation

Nov Gen Pl: 9 (1781)

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