16. Telephium L., Sp. Pl. 271. 1753. Gen. Pl. 131.1754; Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:753. 1867; F. N. Williams in J. Bot. 44:289-304.1906; Muraveva in Kom., Fl. URSS. 6: 562.1936; H. Demiriz in Davis, Fl. Turk. 2:97.1967; Khanzada & Khan Pak. J. For. 24 (1):10.1974.
SHAHINA A. GHAZANFAR & YASIN J. NASIR
Perennial, glabrous herb with woody stock. Stems ascending. Leaves alternate; stipules scarious. Inflorescence corymbose-cymose. Sepals 5, with margins. Petals 5, entire. Stamens 5, hypogynous. Styles 3. Ovary 3-angled. Capsule pyramidal, dehiscing by 3 valves. Seeds subreniform.
A genus of 6 species distributed mainly in the Mediterranean region. species is found in Madagascar. Represented in Pakistan by a single species. The genus has been placed in Molluginaceae by some authors.