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Published In: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 12: 404. 1848. (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Contributor Text: I.C. Hedge
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-June.
Type: Type: India, Kunawar, Royle.
Distribution: Distribution: S. Russia, SW and C. Asia, W. China.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Differing from all other Pakistan annual Labiates in the combined characters of the markedly flattened pedicels, the awns on the margins of the bracts and the closed fruiting calyces. Sometimes cultivated for its mucilaginous seeds which are used medicinally; see Wealth of India (l.c.) and Pak. Journ. For. 7: 319. 1957.
Illustration: Lallemantia royleana (Benth.) Benth. (Illustration)
Map Location: A-7 Chitral: Lutko, 2400 m, Bowes Lyon 799 (BM, E); Bundai, Harriss 16539 (BM); B-6 Chitral: Chitral, 1700 m, Stainton 2206 (BM, E, RAW); Malakand: Dargai to Malakand, Y. Nasir & Khan 9072 (RAW); Khyber pass, Halcro-Johnston 48 (E); B-7 Hazara: Abbottabad, 1200 m, R. R. Stewart 14656 (RAW); Swat: Mingora, 900 m, S. Ali 25979 (RAW); C-5 South Waziristan: Kaninguram, J. L. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Barwand, 1330 m, Duthie 15705 (K); Lowndes 647 (E); C-6 Kurram: Parachinar, R. R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Kurram to Ali Khel, Aitchison 529, 560 (K); Kohat: Hangu, A. Rahman 25918 (RAW); C-7 Rawalpindi: Ayub Park, McVean s.n. (E); Rawalpindi, R. R. Stewart 7056 (RAW); Attock, E. Nasir 19376 (RAW); Campbellpur: Wah Gardens, Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 7250 (RAW); Jhelum: Salt Range, J. L. Stewart s.n. (RAW); D-4 Quetta: 30 km NE Quetta, 1500 m, Lamond 974 (E), Rechinger 28873 (W); Quetta, Dick-Peddle 204 (RAW); Spin Karez, 1850 m, Rechinger 29236 (W); D-5 Zhob: Zhob to Sambuzu, 1500 m, Lamond 1443 (E), Rechinger 29835 (W); E-4 Kalat: Bolan pass, 1500 m, Lamond 888 (E), Rechinger 28777 (W); Quetta to Sibi, 1400 m, Lomond 728 (E); Surab to Kalat, 1750 m, Rechinger 28347 (W); F-3 Baluchistan: Makran, Nag, 1300 m Rechinger 28268 (W); F-3/4 Baluchistan: Kalat, Panjgur to Surab, Basima, 1350 m, Lamond 654 (E), Rechinger 28304 (W).

 

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Annual, unbranched, or branched from the base. Stems erect, quadrangular, 5-30 cm, with a dense indumentum of short eglandular retrorse hairs, leafy. Leaves simple, 15-20 x 7-15 mm, oblong-obovate, crenate, cuneate, below with short eglandular hairs and scattered sessile oil globules; petiole up to 15 (-20) mm. Inflorescence starting from near base of stem; verticillasters in axils of leaves, numerous, 6-8 flowered, distant or contiguous; bracts several, linear-oblong as long as or longer than calyx, sessile or shortly petiolate, cuneate, with marginal awns 2-4 mm long. Calyx tubular, 6-7 mm, prominently veined or ribbed, with short eglandular spreading hairs and a few sessile oil globules; upper lip with 3 ovate obtuse lobes; lower lip with 2 narrower lobes; all shortly acuminate; teeth clearly convergent in fruit and closing the mouth. Corolla pale lilac, blue to whitish pink, c. 7-8 mm, slightly longer than calyx; upper lip c. 1.5 mm long, dearly shorter than lower lip. Nutlets 2.5 x 1 mm, dark brown, markedly triquetrous, with a small attachment scar, clearly mucilaginous on wetting.
 
 
 
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