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Fioria Mattei

Herbs or undershrubs, sparsely to densely pubescent. Leaves broadly ovate to orbicular, 3 - 5-lobed or unlobed, subcordate to rounded at base, acute at apex, serrate. Flowers axillary, solitary, or in terminal racemes by reduction of upper leaves. Epicalyx segments 7 - 12, linear, free. Calyx 5-lobed. Corolla yellow with purple centre; petals obovate. Staminal column shorter than petals, antheriferous throughout or nearly so. Ovary ovoid, 5-angular, 5-loculed; stigmas clavate. Capsules globular, shorter than calyx, with strongly 5-veined wings. Seeds 2 - 4 in each locule, reniform, verruculose, glabrous.

Tropical and subtropical regions of the world, ca 4 species; one in India.

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