A Hand-book to the Flora of Ceylon, Containing Descriptions of All the Species of Flowering Plants Indigenous to the Island, and Notes on Their History, Distribution, and Uses, with an Atlas of Plates Illustrating Some of the More Interesting Species: Valerianaceae-Balanophoraceae
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PERENNIAL herbs 1 opp without stip pinnate fl small
scarcely visible in fl but becoming long and filiform in fr
non Wall C P
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