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19. Pterogaillonia Lincz., Nov. Syst. Pl. Vasc. 10: 233. 1973.


Pterogaillonia calycoptera

Credit: M. Rafiq

  • Gaillonia sect. Pterostephus (Jaub. & Spach) Boiss.
  • Gaillonia subgen. Pterostephus Jaub. & Spach

    Perennial subshmbs. Stems di-trichotomously branched; branches terete. Leaves opposite, linear. Inflorescence spicate. Calyx accrescent after anthesis, tube scabridulous, lobes bifid. Corolla white, infundibuliform. Stamens inserted in the throat of the corolla-tube, 2 short. 2- or 3 long; anthers dorsifixed. Style deciduous, stigma included, bilobed. Fruits with erect wings.

    A genus with only 3 species, distributed in N.E. Africa, Afghnistan, Pakistan and Iran. Represented in Pakistan by a single species.

    Lower Taxon

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