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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 692. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) 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)
Type: Type: Herb.Linn. 871.11 (LINN!).
Distribution: Distribution: Mediterranean region.
Comment/Acknowledgements: It is occasionally cultivated in Pakistan.
Map Location: G-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Rawalpindi, cultivated, S.L. Kapoor 28 (RAW).


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Erect, up to 120 cm tall annual herbs. Stem hispid, usually strigose, simple or 2-rayed, retrorsely hairy. Leaves ovate-orbicular, cordate, serrate, 3-7-angled or lobed, sparsely pubescent; stipules lanceolate to ovate, 5-8 mm long, 4-6 mm broad; petiole 5-15 cm long. Flowers axillary solitary; pedicel usually longer than petiole, jointed near the top. Epicalyx segments slightly shorter than calyx. Calyx 1-1.5 cm long, fused to the middle, stellate pubescent; lobes c. 5 mm broad. Corolla 5-7 cm across, pink; petals 3-5 cm long, 3-4 cm broad, obovate, hairy at base. Staminal tube glabrous. Mericarps 10-18, glabrous, transversely ridged, covered by the expanded disc of carpophore. Seeds dark brown.
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