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Herbs, perennial often laxly caespitose, somewhat woody at base, clothed with stellate or branched hairs or indumentum sometimes lepidote. Leaves linear or narrowly oblanceolate. Inflorescence ebracteate, simple or branched raceme. Flowers small, white or pinkish; pedicels filiform, flexuous, somewhat erect. Sepals erecto-patent, not saccate at base, linear to oblong. Petals oblong-linear, entire, white to purple. Stamens 6; filaments usually not toothed. Lateral nectar glands somewhat projected outwards. Ovary ovoid to subglobose, 1 - 2-ovuled in each locule; style short, distinct. Fruit a latiseptate silicula, ovoid to subglobose, dehiscent, rarely subdchiscent or indehiscent; valves flat or uniformly turgid or inflated, acute or obtuse at apex; septum broad, membranous; seeds 1 - 2 in each locule, oblong-ovate.

Mostly in Central Asia; ca 12 species, 1 in India.




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