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Published In: Systema Vegetabilium 6: 126. 1820. (Aug-Dec 1820) (Syst. Veg. (ed. 15 bis)) 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)
Contributor Text: S.I. ALI
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: Throughout the year.
Type: Type: ‘Habitat in Zeylona’.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Waziristan, Baluchistan), India, Ceylon and Malaysia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The root in reputed to have medicinal properties and is used as a substitute for sarsaparilla.
Map Location: Reported from N. Waziristan (Spinwam Fort) and Kalat (Manguli) by Rechinger f. (l.c.).

 

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Branches terete, glabrous or pubescent. Leaves elliptic oblong to linear-lanceolate, 5-10 x 0.8-1.8 cm, acute to obtuse, apiculate, glabrous, sometimes pubescent below. Petiole 3-5 mm long. Pedicels short, covered by numerous imbricating bracts. Calyx c. 2.5 mm long, lobes c. 2 mm long. Corolla 5-6.5 mm long, greenish outside, purple inside, lobes 4-5 mm long. Follicle 10-15 x c. 0.6 cm, tapering to a point. Seeds 6-8.5 mm long, ovate, oblong, flattened, black, coma white, 2.5 cm long.
 
 
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