Dionysia Fenzl

This genus is accepted, and its native range is SE. Turkey to W. Pakistan, Oman.

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Dwarf shrubs forming ± dense tufts; old branches covered with marcescent leaves
Morphology Leaves
Leaves variable from membranous and relatively large to coriaceous and minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence an umbel or of numerous superimposed verticils on a well-developed scape or reduced to a single escapose sessile flower
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts leafy or setaceous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx tubular, 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube 3–4 times as long as calyx, limb 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ± globose, dehiscing by 5 valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds usually few, angular.
Distribution
Distributed in S Turkmenistan (Kopet Dagh), Turkey and Iran to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Note
Dionysia, from the God Dionysos, son of Semele, the Phoenician goddess Pen Samlath or Shemiramot. Dionysian festivals were a feature of the ancient culture of Iraq (specifically around Sinjar, the Biblical Land of Shinar).

Native to:

Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Dionysia Fenzl appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Flora 26(1): 389 (1843)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Wendelbo, P. (1965). Flora Iranica 9: 1-37. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

Literature

Flora of Iraq

  • Fenzl in Flora 26 : 389 (1843)
  • Lidén in Willdenowia 37: 37–61 (2007).
  • Wendelbo in Acta Univ. Berg. 3: (1961);

  • Flora of Iraq

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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