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Published In: Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica 31. 1775. (Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.) 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: Locality not indicated.
Distribution: Distribution: Egypt, Israel, southern Iran to Pakistan.
Map Location: G-2 Makran Dist.: Cultivated field, about 28 miles from Sunstar on way to Gwadar, M. Qaiser, Asad Raza & Abrar Hussain 1014 (KUH); 62 miles from Pasni on way to Gwadar, M. Qaiser, A. Raza & Abrar Hussain 992 (KUH).


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Perennial small herb, up to 15 cm tall. Stems very short, tufted, densely or loosely branched; branches 10-13 cm long with spirally arranged leaves. Leaves 8-13 cm long, 2-15 mm broad, linear, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, attenuated downward and dilated at the bases, narrowed at the apices, densely covered with greyish-white, long appressed hairs, sometimes lanate to flocculent. Scapes axillary, often numerous; peduncles usually shorter than the leaves, erect to arcuate, ± up to 9 cm long, greyish villose or tomentose. Spikes 2-7 cm long, short in the beginning, later elongated, lax below. Bracts 4-5 mm long, roundish-elliptic to broad rotundate, slightly concave, apices nearly truncate, sometimes obtuse with slightly produced carina, margins villose, towards the apex sometimes the carina short-pilose, rest glabrous, carina thick. Anterior sepals more or less unequal, elliptic to narrow elliptic, 3-3.5 mm long, posterior sepals elliptic, margins at the upper part villose to pilose. Corolla tube 3 mm long, lobes lanceolate to ovate, ± acute, 2-2.75 mm long. Seeds thick, elliptic, yellowish brown, 2.25 mm long.
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