Athamanta

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Authors: L.
Protologue: Sp. Pl. ed. 1: 244
Synonyms: Tribula Hill, Kilinga Adasns., Petrocarvi Tausch, Turbith Tausch
Type species: Athamanta cretensis
Type species authors: L.
Type species synonyms: No synonyms
Number of species: 5-6
Distribution: Europe (W, SW, Central, S, SE), Africa (N, NW)
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Features: fruits separating into mericarps; ovate or linear-lanceolate or linear; with carpophore bifid to the base or with entire carpophore; beak absent or with short beak; mericarps homomorphic; densely hairy; 3.0-8.0 mm long; 0.9-2.5 mm broad; slightly compressed dorsally; with primary ribs; all primary ribs equal, filiform or all primary ribs equal, keeled; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth prominent or calyx teeth obsolete; short; triangular; stylopodia conical; styles long; erect or recurved; cell borders indistinct; surface undulate; cuticle sparse rugulate; cuticle on hairs tuberculate; exocarp cells small; commissure intermediate; inner fibrous mesocarp obsolete; mesocarp parenchyma not lignified; vascular bundles compact; vittae vallecular and commissural; solitary in furrows or 2–5 in each furrow; two on commissural side or 4–10 on commissural side; rib sectetory ducts small, present in all ribs; endocarp not lignified; endosperm with broad, shallow groove on commissural side; embryo with two cotyledons.

Note: СЭМ: Границы клеток неразличимы, поверхность волнистая с расставленно морщинистой кутикулой. Плод густо покрыт простыми волосками; волоски округлые в сечении, остроконечные, с бугорчатой кутикулой.