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Senra Cav.

Undershrubs or shrubs, soft brownish pubescent. Leaves orbicular, cordate at base. Flowers axillary, solitary, shortly pedicelled. Epicalyx segments 3, free, large, cordate, membranous at maturity. Calyx 5-fid. Corolla deep purple, violet or rarely yellow; petals 5. Staminal column 5-toothed at apex, antheriferous just below the apex. Ovary 5-locular, ovule 2 in each locule; styles 5. Capsules 5-valved, loculicidally dehiscent, wrinkled, pubescent or villous. Seed one in each locule, reniform, ascending, pubescent or villous.

Africa, Arabia, and S. Asia, 3 species; one in India.

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