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Habit: Perennial herb, unarmed, salt-tolerant. Leaf: odd-1-pinnate. Inflorescence: raceme, axillary; bractlets 2, at calyx base. Flower: calyx lobes subequal, < tube; corolla +- red; 9 filaments fused, 1 free; style hairy at tip. Fruit: bladdery-inflated; base stalk-like; flange longitudinal, internal, adaxial. Seed: many.
Species In Genus: 2 species: arid central and eastern Asia, Turkey to Siberia. Etymology: (Greek: sphere + bladder, from inflated fruit)
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Spartium junceum
Next taxon: Sphaerophysa salsula
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2017. Sphaerophysa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9420, accessed on February 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 24, 2017.