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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 534. 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)
Contributor Text: HARALD RIEDL and YASIN J. NASIR
Contributor Institution: Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: May-June.
Type: Type: Described from Southern Europe (Lecto. LINN 700/1).
Distribution: C-7 Rawalpindi, M.Z. Ahmad 13 (RAW).

Distribution: Southern Europe, Cyprus, S.W. Africa, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran.

Comment/Acknowledgements: According to Stewart, (l.c.) a common garden annual in Pakistan. Cultivated for ornamental purposes.
Map Location: C-7 Rawalpindi, M.Z. Ahmad 13 (RAW).


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Slender annual, 15-50 cm high, glabrous. Stem erect simple or with a few branches, striate. Leaf segments of lowermost leaves narrowly linear to filiform, sometimes slightly wider than the rest. Involucre dense. Sepals blue, broadly ovate, abruptly tapering into a distinct stipe. Petals with a distinct stipe, lobes of the outer (lower) lips obtuse. Follicles coherent for their full length, forming an inflated subglobose capsule. Seeds triquetrous, reticulate-rugose.
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