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64. Haloxylon Bunge

Fig. 49

Haloxylon Bunge, Rel. Lehm. in Mem. Sav. Etrang. Petersb. 7: 468 (1851).

Hammada Iljin (1948) .

Shrubs or trees. Seemingly without leaves. Flowers solitary or in clusters in the axils of opposite bladeless bracts, subtended by 2 leaf-like bracteoles; perianth lobes 5, free, accrescent in fruit, reflexed, each bearing an horizontal wing; stamens 5 (-4); disk present; connective without appendages; stigmas 2-3, awl-shaped, thickened. Seeds horizontal; embryo plane-spiral. Zn = 18. 20 to 30 spp., Asia, Mediterranean Europe.


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