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Published In: Plantarum vascularium genera secundum ordines ... 2: 44. 1836. (Pl. Vasc. Gen.) Name publication detailView 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.: August-September.
Type: Type: Not designated.
Distribution: Distribution: Temperate Himalayas, Phillipines.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Commonly found in the N. of Pakistan (Hazara and Murree Hills) at 2-3000 m, growing in shady forest. The plant has an unpleasant smell and the roots have a spicy fragrance. Locally called, “Pissu. Mar” or flea killer, its leaves when crushed emit a strong foetid smell and used as a flea powder.
Illustration: Boenninghausenia albiflora (Hook.) Rchb. ex Meisn. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Hazara: above Dadar, ± 6500', Y. Nasir 6142 (RAW); below Thandiani, 6500', Steane 81 (E); Kao Forest, McVean s.n. (E); Murree Hills: Changla Gali, 8000', M. Nath 403 (RAW); nr. Rosenhiem, 6000', Rodin 5373 (RAW); Murree, 6-7000', R.R. & I.D. Stewart 3889; id., 29th June 1936, Jagdish Singh s.n. (RAW); id., Abdul Hamid 3271 (KUH); Kuldana, Jhika Gali rd., Coll. Ignot 844 (KUH).


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Slender, branched, perennial herb, 30-60 cm high, woody at the base. Stems brownish-red, glabrous or sometimes sparsely pubescent. Leaves alternate, 3-5-pinnate, gland dotted. Leaflets 6-18 x 5-12 mm, obovate to obcordate, entire, obtuse or emarginate, petioles slender and wiry; leaflets glabrous, paler on the lower surface. Flowers small, white, in cymes. Pedicels very slender. Sepals cupular, c. 1.5 mm long, 4-5-lobed; lobes obtuse, persistent. Petals 4-5, c. 5 mm long, oblong. Stamens 6-8, filaments slender, unequal, longer than the petals. Ovary 3-5-lobed, with a gynophore arising from an urceolate disc. Capsule 6-8 mm in diameter, membranous, ripe capsule splitting into distinct fruitlets. Seeds black, reniform, testa granulated.
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