Ceratocarpus

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Ceratocarpus

Description

Annual monoecious herbs with prominent stellate-dendroid hairs. Staminate flowers in few-flowered axillary clusters; perianth 2-lobed, almost claviform; stamens l(-2); pistillate flowers mostly solitary, 2- bracteolate; bracteoles folded, fused their entire length, tube with acicular appendages; stigmas 2. Embryo horseshoe-shaped; radicle pointing downward. Zn = 18. Two spp., E Europe and W Asia.

Citation

Sp Pl: 969 (1753)

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