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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 151. 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)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: July-September.
Type: Type probably in Herb. Cliff.
Distribution: Distribution: Found throughout the tropics of the old world. In W. Pakistan and India found wild and in cultivation; readily spreading.
Map Location: B-7 Hazara: Khanpur, R.R. Stewart 2981 (RAW); C-7 ,Jhelum Dist.: Choha Sayyedan Shah, S.A. Farooqi & M. Qaiser 2888 (KUH) ; Rawalpindi Dist. : 20 miles from Murree on way to Pindi, S.A. Farooqi & M. Qaiser 3507 (KUH) ; Bagh Sardaran, Baldev Raj Khosla 9-5-37 (RAW) ; Saidpur, R.R. Stewart (RAW); Saidpur, R.R. Stewart 381 (RAW); Nurpur, R.R. Stewart 16290 (RAW); Lehtrar, Jabbar Ali 3144- (RAW); Golra, E. Nasir & Siddiqi 12 (RAW); C-8 Kashmir: Punch, Rashid Khan 25-10-52 (RAW); Hillan Khurd, Kotli, Y. Nasir & Zaffar Ali 5456 (RAW) ; Muzaffarabad, near bridge, M. Sadiq 2(KUH) ; G-5 Sind: Tandojam, A. Jalis 26-10-59 (RAW).


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A rambling shrub; branches woody, angular-striated. Leaves ovate, 7 cm long and 3 cm broad, acute, narrowing suddenly into the petiole; petiole l-2 cm long with a dilated amplexicaul base, glabrous or puberulous. Flowers rather densely arranged in 10-35 cm long, often branched spikes; rachis of the spike often pubescent or glandular. Bracts ovate, acute, 5-6 mm long, 3 times shorter than the calyx. Calyx tubular, 1-1.5 cm long, covered with stalked glands; limb 5-fid; teeth very short, corolla gamopetalous; tube 2 times longer than the calyx; limb white, 5-Iobed; lobes cuneate-retuse, shortly mucronate. Stamens free. Style slender glabrous. Described from India.
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