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Glycyrrhiza Linn., Sp.Pl. 741. 1753. Gen.Pl.ed.5.330.1754; Hutch.,Gen. Fl.Pl.l: 412.1964; Chamberlain in Davis,Fl.Turk.3:260.1970.

Perennial herb, glandular. Leaf imparipinnate, leaflets 3-15, alternate, glandular below; stipules minute. Inflorescence an axillary raceme or spike. Bract small, caducous, bracteoles absent. Calyx campanulate, bilabiate, the upper lip with 2 short teeth, the lower with 3 long teeth. Corolla yellow, blue or mauve. Vexillum narrowly ovate or oblong. Wings shorter than the keel. Keel obtuse to acute. Stamens diadelphous, vexillary stamen free. Ovary sessile, 2-several ovules, style thick, incurved at the apex, stigma terminal. Fruit glandular or echinulate, indehiscent or 2-valved, 1-several seeded.

A genus with about 30 species; represented by 3 species in Pakistan.

1 Leaf palmately trifoliolate   Glycyrrhiza triphylla
+ Leaf pinnately multifoliolate   (2)
2 (1) Leaflets broadly elliptic to obovate, less than twice as long as broad   Glycyrrhiza uralensis
+ Leaflets oval, elliptic to ovate, more than twice as long as broad   (3)
3 (2) Fruit without echines; leaflets without prominent glands on the lower surface   Glycyrrhiza glabra var. glabra
+ Fruit echinulate, leaflets with prominent glands on the lower surface   Glycyrrhiza glabra var. glandulifera

Lower Taxa

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