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43. Agriophyllum M. Bieb.

Agriophyllum M.Bieb., Fl. Taur.-Cauc. 3: 6 (1819)

Annual herbs. Flowers bisexual, solitary or in clusters, these in dense spiciform infloresences; perianth lobes 1-5, free, sometimes wanting, unequal, unmodified in fruit; stamens 1-5, filaments flat; stigmas 2. Fruit clearly overtopping the perianth, strongly compressed at both sides, sometimes winged, 2- beaked at apex, concealed between 2 large bracts; pericarp free; seeds vertical; embryo elliptic-annular; radicle descending; perisperm abundant. Six spp., W and C Asia.


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