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Genus Ibicella Family Martyniaceae

Description: Annual herbs, spreading or prostrate.

Leaves opposite, broad-ovate or ± circular entire. Racemes terminal, dense. Sepals 5, free, lower 2 sepals much broader than upper 3. Corolla tubular, obliquely campanulate, unequally 5-lobed.

Fertile stamens 4. Capsule cylindrical-ovoid, spiny, horns as long as, or longer than the body.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 3 species, tropical America. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

Text by A. K. Brooks
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Ibicella lutea

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