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7. Roemeria Medikus, Ann. Bot. (Usteri). 1(3): 15. 1792.

疆罂粟属 jiang ying su shu

Authors: Mingli Zhang & Christopher Grey-Wilson

Herbs, annual. Leaves bipinnatipartite, petiolate; lobes narrow; lobules linear, sometimes ovate-oblong, glabrous or pubescent. Flowers solitary, terminal, axillary, or terminal to leaf, pedicellate. Sepals 2, caducous, pubescent. Petals 4, purple, mauve, or red, overlapping in bud. Stamens many. Ovary terete, 2-4-carpellate, 1-loculed; styles short; stigmas capitate, 2-4-divided. Capsule narrowly terete, siliquose, (2-)4-valved, divided from apex to base. Seeds many, reniform, not carunculate, seed coat alveolate.

About seven species: Mediterranean region to C and SW Asia; two species in China.

1 Petals purple; capsules apically sparsely setose, stigmas not appendiculate.   1 R. hybrida
+ Petals orange-red to scarlet when fresh, basally dark purple; capsules usually glabrous, between 2 segments of stigmas with 1 setaceous appendix.   2 R. refracta

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