Circaea L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 9 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Temp. Northern Hemisphere.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Rhizomatous perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, decussate, ± clustered at the summit of a bare stem, long-petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence racemose, terminal, bracteate at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers perigynous, the calyx tube sometimes very short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 2, deciduous in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 2, white or pale rose, usually deeply emarginate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma 2-lobed or subentire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit indehiscent, 1–2-locular and -seeded, covered with straight or hooked bristles.
Distribution
About nine species found throughout the North Temperate region.
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Sources

  • Flora of Iraq

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0