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53. Arthrocnemum Moq

Arthrocnemum Moq., Chenopod. Monogr. Enum.: 111 (1840)Télken , Bothalia 9: 255-307 (1967).

Small shrubs. Lear blades reduced; sclereids present in the chlorenchyma. Flowers in triads, concealed by the small, scale-like bracts; all flowers of equal length, bisexual; perianth 3-4-lobed; stamens 2, median. Seed coat crustaceous, embryo curved; perisperm present. Zn =18, 36. Two to three spp., Mediterranean Europe, S Africa, Asia.


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