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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 383. 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.: June-July.
Type: Type: Described from Germany, Italy & France, Hb. LINN 536/1.
Distribution: Distribution: S. & C. Europe, temperate, Asia; temperate W. Himalayas.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A polymorphic species showing considerable variation in indumentum, shape, size and number of leaflets. Found in Chitral, Swat, Hazara and Kashmir, on low hills and fields from 2300-3500 m. The plant secretes a volatile oil and in still hot weather the air around the plant could become inflamable. The plant is fragrant giving a lemon smell. Sometimes cultivated. English name: Burning Bush, or Gas plant.
Illustration: Dictamnus albus L. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Swat: Batian beyond Ushu, ± 9000', R.R. Stewart 25302 (RAW); Kalam, dry forest opening, 6-7000', R.R. Stewart 24703 (RAW); 25 miles from Bahrein 6-7000', Rodin 5679 (RAW); Hazara: Naran, Saiful-Maluk, 8500', Shaukat Ali 135 (RAW); Kaghan Valley, Naran, 7800', Burtt, Arshad Ali B 883 (E); B-8 Kashmir: Keran, 4990', Jan Mohd. 39 (RAW).

 

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Erect, branched herb, 30-90 cm tall; suffruticose. Stem and branches pubescent, dark gland dotted. Leaves sessile, opposite, 5-13-pinnate; leaflets 35-100 x 12-37 mm, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, serrulate, acute to acuminate, pubescent. Flowers light-pink, showy; bracts c. 16 mm long, lanceolate, dark gland dotted. Pedicel long, densely glandular, patent hairy with stipitate glands. Sepals oblong, c. 1 cm long, persistent. Petals c. 3 cm long, oblong, clawed, white striped pink, glandular in the middle. Stamens hairy-glandular at the top, exserted. Ovary 5-lobed, hispid. Style curving downwards. Capsule compressed, c. 2 cm in diameter, stipitate-glandular; segments corniculate, each segment 2-3-seeded. (dehiscing explosively). Seeds subglobose, glossy black.
 
 
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