Genus Cucubalus L.

L. Sp. PI. ed. 1 (1753) 414; Gen. PI. ed. 5 (1754) 195.

Fam:   Caryophyllaceae Juss.
Genus:   Cucubalus L.
English Name: Berry catchfly


Calyx short and as wide bell, with 5 large denticles, in fruits swollen. Lamina of petals bipartite, gradually narrowed  to the base. Three bars; fruit is cumulus, seated, single station, no splits, with fleshy outer and inner membranous covering of the pericarp. Seeds reniform, shiny.

References: „Флора на България”, Н. Стоянов, Б. Стефанов, Б. Китанов, Четвърто издание, част I, НИ, София, (1966)

Distribution in Bulgaria: (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Monotypes genus. This genus is presented by only one species in Bulgaria:

Cucubalus baccifer L. - Berry-Bearing Catchfly

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