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Pakistan | Family List | Rubiaceae

10. Callipeltis Stev., Mem. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 7: 275. 1829. Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. P1. 2: 148. 1873; Boiss., Fl. Or. 3: 83. 1875; Pobed. in Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 23: 417. 1950; Beg & Khan in Pak. J. For. 26(1): 53. 1976; Ehrend. in Tutin et al., Fl. Europ. 4: 36. 1978.


  • Cucularia Kuntze

    Erect, small annual herbs, branched basally. Stem hispid or glabrous, quadrangular. Leaves verticillate, 4 in a whorl, ovate-obovate or lanceolate, entire, glabrous or hispid, obtuse, trinerved. Inflorescence a mono or dischasial cyme. Flowers bisexual, small, shortly pedicellate, 3-6 in one cluster; bracts large, membranous, enveloping the fait, hooded inside, broadly ovate. Calyx-tube oblong-obovoid, incurved, persistent, limbs usually ciliate. Corolla 4-lobed, campanulate, lobes short, ovate. Stamens 4. Ovary 2-loculed, one sterile one fertile; style 2-fid; stigma 2-lobed, lobes capitate; ovules solitary, semi-anatropous. Fruit oblong, incurved, membranous, 2-seeded, one abortive, other fertile with elongated incurved face, ventrally hispid at the top, testa membranous, embryo elongated, cotyledons elliptic.

    A small genus of about 3 European and S.W. Asiatic species; represented in Pakistan by one species.

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