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Gisekia Linn., Mant. 2:554. 1771. C.B. Clarke in F1.Brit.Ind.2:664.1879; Kashyap, Lah. Dist. F1.119.1936; Jafri, Fl. Kar.119.1966.

Gisekia pharnaceoides

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

An annual procumbent herb. Stem diffuse. Leaves usually opposite, exstipulate, with embedded raphides. Flowers small, in axillary cymes or fascicles. Sepals 5. Petals absent. Stamens 5 or more. Carpels usually 5, free; ovary unilocular, with a single basal ovule. Fruit indehiscent, of usually 5 one seeded parts. Seeds more or less reniform.

A genus of 5 species; Africa, Arabia, India and W. Pakistan. Represented here by 1 species.

Lower Taxon

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