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Published In: Vestnik Akademii Nauk Kazakhskoi SSR 4: 95. 1951. (Vestn. Akad. Nauk Kazakhsk. SSR) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: July-August.
Type: Type: Described from USSR, Karatau (AA).
Distribution: Distribution: Central Asia, Pamir-Alai to Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A new record from Pakistan.
Illustration: Asperula karataviensis Pavlov (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Naran, 16.8.1956, S.M.A. Kazmi 624 (KUH).


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Creeping perennial herb. Stem quadrangular. Leaves 6-8 in a whorl, (20-) 35-40 (-50) x 3(-5)-6 (-8) mm, oblanceolate, lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, apex acute or mucronate, base attenuate, margin scabrid. Bracts 4-6 in a whorl and paired, much smaller than vegetative leaves, bracteoles oblong-elliptic, 1.25 x 0.25 mm, sometimes not present in every flower. Inflorescence axillary, paniculate, di-trichotomously branched, branching horizontal, glabrous. Flowers bluish or pale violet. Corolla funnel-shaped, c. 1.75 mm long, tube almost equalling the limb, lobes elliptic, acute, bent inwardly. Filaments 2-3 times longer than elliptical anthem, inserted at the mouth of corolla-tube. Style bifid, as long as corolla tube or slightly exserted; stigma mostly exserted, bibbed, capitate or globose. Mericarps globose, c. 2 mm in diameter, rough granulate.
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