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Limeum Linn., Syst. Nat. ed. 10.995. 1759. C.B. Clarke, l.c. 664; Bamber, Pl. Punj.532.1916; Jafri, l.c.

Limeum indicum

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Usually prostrate branched annuals. Leaves alternate to sub-opposite, exstipulate. Flowers small, in axillary cymes, bracteate. Sepals 5, free, margin membranous. Petals absent or 3-5. Stamens 5-10, hypogynous. Ovary globose, bilocular, with one basal ovule in each locule. Fruit of 2 cocci. Seed reniform.

A genus of 28 species; tropical and S. Africa, Arabia, India and W. Pakistan. Represented here by 1 species.

Lower Taxon


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