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3. Sageretia Brongn. in Ann. Sci. Nat. Ser. 1 (10): 359. t. 13. f. 2. 1827. Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 1:379. 1862; Lawson in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:641. 1875; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 2.90. 1921; Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. 1.261. 1902; Collett, Fl. Siml. ed. 2:92. 1921; Davis, Fl. Turk. 2:524. 1966; Zielinski in Rech. f., Fl. Ir. 125: 11. 1977.


Deciduous or evergreen, erect or sometimes scandent or scrambling shrubs, armed or unarmed, with opposite branches. Leaves opposite or subopposite, serrate or entire, penninerved or with lateral nerves; stipules deciduous, minute. Inflorescence a terminal spike or panicle. Flowers small, sessile or pedicellate. Calyx 5-fid, tube somewhat rounded or urceolate, lobes ovate, acute, keeled inside. Petals 5, cucullate. Disc cupular, 5-lobed, lining the calyx tube. Ovary superior embeded in the disc but not fused with it, 2-3 loculed. Style short, 2-3 grooved with capitate or obtuse stigma. Fruit globose or oblong, coriaceous indehiscent with 2-3 pyrenes. Seeds smooth, oblong with stoney albumen.

A genus of 35 species mostly in Asia Minor, Somalia and S. America. Represented in Pakistan by 2 species only.

1 Leaves 4-20 x 1.5-4 cm, 5-8 pairs of lateral nerves   1 Sageretia filiformis
+ Leaves 1-3 x 0.5-2 cm, 3-4 pairs of lateral nerves   2 Sageretia thea

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