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Genus :

Pollia

Family :

COMMELINACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Large herbs with erect stems. Leaves obovate –lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate. Flowers in rigid, terminal panicles. Sepals 3. Petals 3, smaller than sepals, subequal,obovate. Stamens 6, all fertile, or 3 feetile and 3 sterile, all filaments naked. Ovary of 3 subequallocules, 5- 10 ovuled, rarely 1-2 ovuled. Fruit indehiscent, globose, often bluish or bluish-black, usually 5 – 10 ovuled. Seeds usually 2 in two series, smooth.