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Herbs, annual, flaccid. Leaves elliptic to lanceolate. Flowers solitary or in loose paniculate cymes; bracts herbaceous. Calyx cylindrical to campanulate; sepals herbaceous. Petals emarginate, lacerate or retuse. Stamens 7 - 10, on a glandular annular disc or disc obsolete. Ovary 4-ovuled; styles 2 (-3). Capsules globose, 2-valved, enclosed in calyx, membranous, few-seeded; seeds with a thick or tuberculate testa.

Central Asia and the Himalayas; 3 species, 2 species in India.

Literature. WAGENITZ, G. (1957) Zur Gattung Lepyrodiclis Fenzl. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 61: 74 - 71.



KEY TO THE SPECIES


1a. Leaves linear or linear-lanceolate; flowers solitary or in cymes; petals obovate or spathulate, retuse 1. Lepyrodiclis holosteoides
b. Leaves elliptic or oblong-lanceolate; flowers solitary; petals linear, entire 2. Lepyrodiclis tenera


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