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Authors: Hoffm.
Protologue: Gen. Pl. Umbell. ed.1, 1814: 145
Synonyms: Pichleria Stapf & Wettst.
Type species: Zosima orientalis
Type species authors: Hoffm.
Type species note: nom. inval.
Type species synonyms: Zosima absinthiifolia (Vent.) Link
Number of species: 4
Distribution: Asia (SW, the Caucasus, Middle)
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Features: fruits separating into mericarps; ovate or orbicular or elliptic; with carpophore bifid to the base; beak absent; mericarps homomorphic; sparsely pubescent all over; 6.0-12.0 mm long; 5.0-8.0 mm broad; strongly compressed dorsally; with primary ribs; dorsal ribs inconspicuous or dorsal ribs filiform; marginal ribs winged or marginal ribs thickened in distal part; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth prominent or calyx teeth obsolete; short; triangular; stylopodia flat or stylopodia low conical; styles medium or styles long; spreading or recurved; cell borders distinct; cells isodiametric; anticlinal walls convex; outer cell walls flat; cuticle smooth or cuticle striate with straight striae; cuticle on hairs rugulate or cuticle on hairs tuberculate; commissure broad, exocarp interrupted near edges of marginal ribs; inner fibrous mesocarp present, continous; mesocarp parenchyma partly composed of cells with lignified pitted walls; vascular bundles compact; situated medially in primary ribs; vittae vallecular and commissural; solitary in furrows; two on commissural side; rib sectetory ducts obsolete; endocarp not lignified; endosperm flat, slightly convex or slightly concave on commissural side; embryo with two cotyledons.

Note: exocarp slightly penetrate at commissural side of marginal ribs; parenchyma cells with lignified walls is situated only at distal parts of marginal ribs СЭМ: Границы клеток различимы, изодиаметрические, на спинке антиклинальные стенки выпуклые. наружные периклинальные плоские, скульптура клетки гладкая; на крыле антиклинальные стенки выпуклые, наружные вогнутые, кутикула струйчатая.. Волоски до 200 мкм – сильно и слабо сплюснутые толстостенные. основание несмятое или смятое, верхушка острая, кутикула морщинистая бугорчатая.