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4. Cressa Linn., Sp. Pl. 223. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5.104.1754, Choisy in DC., Prodr. 9:439.1845, Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:225.1883, Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceyl., 3:228.1895, Verdcourt in Hubbard & Milne-Redhead, Fl. Trop. E. Afr. 33.1963.


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Cressa cretica

Credit: S. Hameed

Much branched, perennial, subshrubby herbs. Leaves small, sessile, entire. Flowers subsessile, small in bracteate cl usters at branch tips. Sepals obovate, subequal, imbricate. Corolla tube campanulate, the lobes ovate, imbricate, spreading. Stamens and styles exserted, the filaments filiform. Styles 2, distinct to the base, the stigmas large, capitate. Fruit capsular, usually 1-seeded. Seeds glabrous, brown.

A small genus of 5 species found in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of both the hemispheres. Represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

Lower Taxon


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