Kirilowia

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Kirilowia

Description

Annual herbs. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered axillary clusters, these in spiciform infloresences, densely covered with subappressed hairs, bisexual, rarely pistillate; perianth cup-shaped, with 4-5 erect teeth; stamens 4-5; stigmas 2. Pericarp free, membranous; seeds vertical; embryo annular or horseshoe-shaped, Zn = 18. Two spp., C and SW Asia.

Citation

Delect Sem Hort Dorpat 1843: 7 (1843)

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