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16. Exomis Fenzl ex Moq

Exomis Fenzl ex Moq., Chenopod. Monogr. Enum.: 49 (1840)Aellen, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 70: 373-381 (1939).

Munochlamys Aellen (1939) .

Shrubs with dichotomous branching, monoecious with few bisexual flowers. Staminate flowers in clusters, these forming terminal spikes, perianth 5-lobed; stamens 5, filaments basally fused; pistillate flowers irregularly dispersed between the staminate ones, 1- 3 surrounded by 2 cylindrical bracteoles accrescent in fruit. Fruit beaked at the top; pericarp fleshy, adherent, seeds vertical; embryo annular; radicle pointing downward. Two spp., S Africa to W Africa.


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