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Genus :

NEODISTEMON

Family :

URTICACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Annual, erect herb. Leaves alternate, petioled, coarsely toothed, 3-nerved and penninerved. Flowers monoecious, in small bracteate 3-fid, androgynous clusters which form slender axillary and long terminal spikes. Male flower: perianth campanulate, 2-3 fid, valvate; stamens tricose. Female flowers: ovary included and more or less adnate to the perianth; stigma linear, deciduous; ovule erect. Achene broadly ovoid, acuminate included in the thickened fleshy or thin crustaceous perianth; pericarp fragile.