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This genus is accepted, and its native range is N. Africa to Mauritania, S. Tropical & S. Africa, Iraq to Arabian Peninsula.
Deverra tortuosa

[FZ]

Umbelliferae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Almost leafless, broom-like subshrubs or shrubs up to 1·25 m., but often very much shorter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in terminal and lateral compound umbels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals obsolete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals ovate, with a clearly inflexed apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ovoid, somewhat laterally compressed; stylopodium low-conical, merging below into an undulate-margined disk; styles short, erect, becoming strongly divergent at maturity. Ribs not very prominent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Vittae
Vittae 1 in each interval and 2 in the commissural face.

[FIQ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Rigid perennial herbs, usually glabrous in the vegetative parts, ± suffruticose below
Morphology Leaves
Radical and lower stem-leaves ternate-pinnate, segments linear; upper leaves reduced to scales
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels compound, of few (to 10) rays
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucre and involucel of few caducous bracts, or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx teeth obsolete
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals ovate, scarcely notched above, tip inflexed, white or greenish yellow, ± villous or tomentose, rarely subglabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Ribs 5, narrow, prominent, usually ± concealed by hairs Fruit ovoid or shortly ovoid-oblong, laterally compressed, hairy or subglabrous, very rarely (not in Iraq) vesicular papillose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Vittae
Vittae solitary in the valleculae, commissure bivittate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stylopodium
Stylopodia conical, expanded below into an undulate margined disk
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles rather short, finally spreading or reflexed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Endosperm
Endosperm subterete
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Carpophore
Carpophore bipartite.
Distribution
Ten species distributed in N Africa and SW Asia, two in S Africa; one species in Iraq.

Native to:

Algeria, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Egypt, Free State, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Zimbabwe

Deverra DC. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Coll. Mém. 5: 45 (1829)

Accepted by

  • (2015). file:///C:/Users/rg02kg/Downloads/Jimnez-MejasVargas2015PhylogenytribeApieae.pdf epublication.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Coll. Mém. 5: 49 (1829).
  • Schreiber in Prodr. Fl. SW. Afr. 103: 4 (1967).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Iraq
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0