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Published In: Plantae Asiaticae Rariores 1: 67. 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 & A. Paton
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: July-September.
Type: Type: [India] Kumaon [Wall., Cat. 2142. 1829] R. Blinkworth (K).
Distribution: Distribution: Kashmir, N. India, Nepal.
Comment/Acknowledgements: This has a superficial resemblance to Scutellaria petiolata and Scutellaria nuristanica, but differs in the calyx (Scutellaria petiolata lacks a scutellum), habit (Scutellaria petiolata is a chasmophyte) and leaf texture (thick in Scutellaria petiolata). Scutellaria grossa has affinities with the Scutellaria albida L. – Scutellaria rubicund Hornem. Complex of the E. Mediterranean region.
Map Location: B-7 Kashmir: Chinari to Muzaffarabad, Farooqi & Qaiser 3024 (KUH); C-7 Kashmir: Nakial, R.R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Poonch, Trarkhel, R. R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); C-8 Kashmir: Kishen Ganga valley, Bataki to Dhaki to Dhanni, 850 m, R. R. Stewart 17362 (RAW); Dhuli, R.R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Basaoli, C.B. Clarke 31579 (K).

 

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Perennial herb with a woody rootstock. Stems 20-30 cm, ascending or erect, quadrangular, leafy, simple or with lateral branches, and an indumenturn of short, white, crisped antrorse eglandular hairs below, glandular or not above. Lower leaves triangular-ovate, 15-80 x 6-55 mm, decreasing in size up the stem, strongly crenate, broadly cuneate-truncate, acute; upper leaves narrow elliptic 2-5 x 1-3 mm, entire; indumentum short, eglandular. Lower leaves with a petiole up to 30 mm, upper sessile. Inflorescence lax, terminal or axillary; flowers secund; in the axils of upper bract-like leaves. Pedicels 2-4 mm, erect-spreading, with very small scales, terete. Calyx 2-3 mm in flower, enlarging in fruit to 4-6 mm, with a 3 mm high scutellum; indumentum similar to that of stem. Corolla blue-creamy white-greenish yellow, erect, 15-18 mm, pilose with glandular hairs; tube 10-13 mm. Nutlets black, minutely tuberculate, with tufts of white hairs, 1.3 x 0.5 mm.
 
 
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