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Published In: Botaniska Notiser 1941: 129. 1941. (Bot. Not.) Name publication detail

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.: August-September.
Type: Type: [Japan] (S-THUNB 13375 microfiche!).
Distribution: Distribution: widely dispersed throughout warmer parts of Asia. Naturalized in some other areas, such as Europe.
Comment/Acknowledgements: In Kashmir usually growing alongside forest paths.
Map Location: A-8 Gilgit: Nagar village, 2350 m, O. Polunin 6438 (BM, E); B-7 Hazara: Hill Territory, Shumlai to Chail Sari, Burtt 1202 (E); Muzaffarabad: Dulai, Qaiser & Ghafoor 4995 (KUH); B-8 Kashmir: above Pahlgam, 2300 m, O. Polunin 56/455 (BM, E), R. R. Stewart 5815 (K); Pabal Gam, 2560 m, Fuller 816 (K); Lambal, 2740 m, Fuller 203 (K).


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Annual herb, 40-80 cm. Stems erect, yellowish brown, branched and sometimes purplish above, with an indumentum, variable in density, of white eglandular hairs. Leaves ovate-elliptic, up to 6 x 3 cm, ± regularly crenate-serrate, cuneate, acute, pilose to vinous, densely gland-dotted abaxially. Petiole up to 2.5 cm. Inflorescence of axillary and terminal spikes, 3-7 x c. 1 cm, white, condensed or verticillasters loose basally. Flowers usually secund, pedicellate. Bracts shortly stalked, broad ovate-circular, abruptly cuspidate with a c. 1 mm apical mucro with long multicellular crisped hairs. Calyx 1.5-2 mm with 5 rather unequal narrow triangular cuspidate teeth; fruiting calyx to c. 4 mm; tube with villous hairs at throat. Corolla palish mauve to pale violet, 2.5-3 mm. Nutlets oblong-ovoid, pale brown, c. 1.1 x 0.6 mm.
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