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Goldbachia DC., nom. cons.


Herbs, annual or biennial, glabrous. Leaves oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate, sinuate-dentate to subentire; basal leaves petioled; upper sessile. Racemes few to many flowered, lax in fruit. Sepals erect, not saccate. Petals white or pink, not clawed. Stamens 6. Ovary elliptic-ovate, 2 - 4-ovuled; style short, thick; stigma capitate or shortly 2-lobed. Fruits erect or erecto-patent at the end of pendent pedicel, indehiscent, coriaceous, tetragonous, slightly constricted between seeds, curved, tapering above into a broad flattened beak; segments (1-) 2 - 3, superimposed in one row, each 1-seeded. Seeds oblong, pendulous; cotyledons incumbent.

Europe, Central and S.W. Asia; about 16 species, 1 in India.




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