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Pakistan | Family List | Pyrolaceae

Pyrola Linn., Sp. Pl. 396. 1753. Boiss., Fl. Or. 3:973.1875; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:475.1882; N.A. Busch in Schischkin & Bobrov, Fl. URSS. 18:8.1952; B. Krisa in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 3:3.1972 & in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 93:1-5.1972; P.F. Stevens in Davis, Fl. Turk. 6:104.1978.

Plants scapigerous, glabrous. Leaves alternate, mostly basal, entire or not, persistent. Flowers in terminal bracteate racemes. Filaments dilated at the base, glabrous; anther dehiscence by 2 apical pores at the end of 2 very short tubes. Ovary 5-locular; style persistent, ± erect to curved; stigma 5-lobed. Disc absent. Capsule splitting by 5 valves from the base loculicidally. Seeds produced at both ends.

C. 20 species in N. temperate and polar regions of both the hemispheres. Represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

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