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Published In: Wiener Illustrirte Garten-Zeitung 28: 106. 1903. (Wiener Ill. Gart.-Zeitung) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: May June. Fruit: July-August.
Type: Type: C-6 Kurram Valley, Aitchison 356 (K).
Distribution: Distribution: Afghanistan (Nuristan), Kurram valley in Pakistan.
Map Location: C-6 Kurram valley, Harsukh and, J.F. Duthie 14813 (K), 14827 (K).


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Shrub with spreading, lenticellate branches. Leaves entire, 1-3 cm long, 2-8 mm broad (on fertile branches), lanceolate to narrowly oval, almost sessile. Inflorescence dense, of almost capitate appearance at the ends of branchlets, the leafless panicles arising from subterminal (terminal) and uppermost lateral buds only. Calyx 1-2 mm long, more or less distinctly 4-toothed. Corolla lilac, tube cylindric, 8-10 mm long, lobes c. half the length, oval. Capsule ovoid to cylindric, c. 1 cm long, 4 mm in diameter, slightly bent, acuminate, opening into 2 halves.
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