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Zaleya Burm. f., Fl.Ind. 110, t. 31. 1768. Jeffrey in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, 28.1961.

Zaleya pentandra

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Prostrate annual or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite, exstipulate. Flowers bisexual, in axillary globose clusters, sub-sessile, regular. Calyx tube 5-lobed; lobes with membranous margin, mucronate. Stamens 5-15, free. Ovary bilocular; styles 2, free. Capsule 4-seeded, dehiscence operculate, the valves separating longitudinally.

A genus of about 6 species; tropical Africa, Asia and Australia. Represented here by 1 species.

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