Sep erect, the inner somewhat saccate at base; pet spatulate, the blade tapering gradually to the long slender claw, staminal glands minute; ovary cylindric, gradually tapering into the elongate style; ovules numerous; stigma minute; fr slightly flattened, several-seeded, tipped with a prominent flat beak; valves conspicuously 1-nerved; seeds in 2 rows in each locule; herbs with branched stems and large, mostly pinnately or lyrately lobed lvs; pubescence sparse, of simple hairs. 4, Mediterranean and e. Afr.
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