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Published In: Plantae Asiaticae Rariores 1: 59. 1830. (Pl. Asiat. Rar.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: I.C. Hedge
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-June.
Type: Type: [India] Kumaon [Wall., Cat. 2031.3], R. Blinkwodh (El, K).
Distribution: Distribution: E. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, NW India.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Superficially very similar to the following species, q.v. The two would be rewarding to study cytologically and under controlled growing conditions.

The type specimen of Ajuga parviflora is unusually densely villous in comparison with most examined gatherings.

Map Location: B-6 Chitral: Jambatai, 1800 m., Harriss 16493 (E, K); B-7 Swat: Shangla, 2050 m, Lomond 1728 (E); Hazara: Changla Cali, 2000 m, Jafri & Ali 3135 (KUH); Baragali, Kazmi 4709 (KUH); Nathia Gali, Qaiser & Ghafoor 2078 (KUH); Abbotabad to Mansehra, Saood Omer et at 522 (KUH); Ayubia, Nazimuddin & Sultanul Abedin 1270, 1282 (KUH); Kohala, Kazmi s.n. (KUH); Ziran, Kazmi 1670 (KUH); C-6 Kurram: near Parachinar, Qaiser & Sultanul Abedin 6035 (KUH); C-7 Rawalpindi: Murree hills, Qaiser & Abedin 5590 (KUH); Kazmi 3145 (KUH); Murree, Mall Road, Qaiser & Sultanul Abedin 5602 (KUH).


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Annual (?) or short-lived perennial. Stems spreading or ascending, 10-25 cm, usually unbranched, with a sparse to dense eglandular indumentum of long villous multicellular hairs. Leaves rosette-forming or not, variable in size, up to 45 x 25 mm, obovate-spathulate to elliptic, entire to crenate, narrowed into petiole, entire to irregularly crenate, with multicellular eglan-dular hairs, thin-textured; petiole on basal leaves up to 20 mm; cauline leaves smaller than basal and decreasing up the stem. Inflorescence unbranched of up to 18 distant or approximating 8-12-flowered verticillasters. Calyx 2.5-4 mm with a similar indumentum to stem and with or without sessile oil globules, campanulate; teeth triangular lanceolate, acute, as long as tube; basally enlarged as nutlets mature. Corolla pink, bluish white to white, 5-6 (-8) mm, pilose; tube slender, shortly exserted from calyx lobes. Stamens usually included in corolla tube. Nutlets pale brown, transversely rugose with prominent ridges, c. 1.5 x 1 mm.
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