Home Flora of Pakistan
Home
Name Search
Families
Genera
Species
District Map
Grid Map
Inventory Project
Dracocephalum paulsenii Briq. Search in The Plant ListSearch in IPNISearch in Australian Plant Name IndexSearch in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelleSearch in Type Specimen Register of the U.S. National HerbariumSearch in Virtual Herbaria AustriaSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical GardenAfrican Plants, Senckenberg Photo GallerySearch in Flora do Brasil 2020Search in Reflora - Virtual HerbariumSearch in Living Collections Decrease font Increase font Restore font
 

Published In: Botanisk Tidsskrift 28(2): 238–239, f. 4. 1908. (Bot. Tidsskr.) Name publication detailView 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.: June-August.
Type: Syntypes: [Tadzhik SSR] Pamir mts: Gordo-ba, 3500 m, Paulsen 619 (C, G!); Tshatir Tash, 4200 m, Paulsen 784 (C); near Jashil Kul, 3800 m, Paulsen 991 (C).
Distribution: Distribution: NE Afghanistan, Pakistan, Pamir-Alai, Tian Shan, Sinkiang.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Probably more widespread in our area than the cited specimens would indicate. Closely allied to the likewise high alpine Dracocephalum auchen Boiss. from Iran and Turkey and one of a complex of related vicarious species stretching across Asia (cf. Hedge, l.c.) from the SW to the NE. Also a very close ally of the C Asiatic Dracocephalum discolor Bge. and in the recent Conspect. Fl. As. Med. (Vvedensky 9: 62. 1987) Dracocephalum paulsenii is considered synonymous with it.
Map Location: A-7 Chitral: Owir, 3800 m, Bowes Lyon 880 (BM, E); A-8 Karakoram: Nagar, Hispar village, 3960 m, O. Polunin 6332 (BM, E).

 

Export To PDF Export To Word
Low growing ± caespitose perennial with a thick branched woody rootstock. Stems prostrate-ascending to c. 5 cm with a spreading eglandular pilose indumentum, leafy. Leaves ± ovate-orbicular in outline, c. 5 x 3 mm, deeply crenate to pinnatifid, margins revolute, canescent above, whitish tomentose below, eglandular; petiole less than lamina length. Inflorescence a dense terminal ovoid head, c. 2-3 x 1.5 cm. Bracts often violet coloured, lobed or simple, c. 3/4 length of calyx. Pedicels 0.5 mm or less. Calyx usually darkish violet, 6-7 mm, scarcely bilabiate, with long spreading eglandular hairs; upper lip with a broad ovate median lobe and two narrower lateral lobes; lower lip with two ovate-lanceolate teeth; all teeth acuminate. Corolla 10-12 mm, deep blue to purplish violet, externally pilose. Nutlets not known.
 
 
© 2020 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110