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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 12. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/10/2022)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 3/16/2019)
Contributor Text: Sultanul Abedin, M. Qaiser and G.R. Sarwar
Contributor Institution: Centre for Plant Conservation, University of Karachi – Pakistan
Synonym Text:

Veronica beccabunga L. ssp. muscosa (Korsh.) A. Jelen., Naue. Dokl. Vyss. (Biol.) 11: 65. 1971; M. A. Fisch. in Rech. f., l. c. 147. t. 106, 107, 248; D.-Y. Hong & M. A. Fisch., l. c. 80; Veronica beccabunga L. var. muscosa Korsh., Zap. Akad. Nauk, Fiz.-Mat. Urd. 4(4): 96. 1896. 


Fl. Per.: March-September.


Lectotype: fide Fischer in Feddes Repert. 108:116. 1997: Herb. Linn. Clifford: 8, Veronica 5 (BM-000557538).


C. Asia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, India, China and Nepal.


A wide spread species, ascends upto 4200 m.

Map Location:

A-7 Chitral Distt.: Chitral City, 21.6.1970, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 1866 (KUH); c. 5 km S. of Garam Chashma on way to Avric, 19.6.1987, A. Ghafoor & S. Omer 2620 (RAW); Lowari Pass, 30.8.1962, E. Nasir, R. R. Stewart & M. A. Siddiqui 1394 (KUH); 6 miles from Chitral to Shoghor, 1350 m, 11.8.1992, T. Ali, S. Z. Husain & Gohar Khan 2207 (KUH); B-6 Kurram Agency, Parachinar, 22.5.1978, S. Nazimuddin & S. Abedin 1155 (KUH); Swat Distt.: Jabba, 2700 m, 18.7.1963, E. Nasir & M. A. Siddiqui 2305 (RAW); Dir Distt.: 13 miles from Dir on way to Darosh, 18.7.1971, S. Abedin 7898 (KUH); Birirnisar, 23.7.1971, S. Abeidn 8127 (KUH); 1 mile from Birirnisar on way to Ayun, 23.7.1971, S. Abedin 8144 (KUH); Birirnisar Vy., 24.7.1976, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 6644 (KUH); Swat Distt.: Ushu Vy., near Ushu Hotel, 3000 m, 3.7.1987, A. Ghafoor & M. Qaiser 3398 (KUH); Kalam 9.7.1993, G. R. Sarwar & S. Khatoon 40 (KUH); B-7 Mansehra Distt.: Balakot, 2-3000 m, July, 1954, Ch. Shaukat Ali 26204 (KUH); Naran, 2700 m, 21.6.1959, S. M. H. Jafri & M. Akbar 3354 (KUH); Swat Distt.: Atror, 6.7.1966, E. Nasir & Z. Ali 3996 (KUH); Kalam, 29.7.1968, S. A. Farooqi 57 (KUH); Mansehra Distt.: Naran, 1.10.1970, M. Qaiser & S. A. Farooqi 3293 (KUH); Distt. Swat, Shangla Hills, 1500 m, 20.8.1972, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 4738 (KUH); Mansehra Distt.: Kawai, 30.8.1972, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 5200, 5265 (KUH); 4 miles from Naran on way to Burawai, 1.9.1972, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 5295 (KUH); 15 miles from Burawai on way to Gilgit, 8.7.1977, K. Akhtar & M. Qaiser 426 (KUH); Kaghan, 11.5.1983, S. Omer, S. Nazimuddin & A. Wahid 677 (KUH); Shogran, 7.9.1988, S. Omer & M. Qaiser 2779 (KUH); B-8 Kashmir: Aru, Lidder Vy., 2400 m, 17.8.1925, R. R. Stewart 8248 or 8417 (KUH); Skardu, Baltistan, 2400 m, 5.8.1940, R. R. Stewart 20418 (KUH); Pennel (op. cit.) cited this specimen under V. salina Schur. It has petiolate leaves and creeping stem; Gilgit Distt.: Naltar, 2850 m, 6.6.1982, S. Omer 101 (KUH); Mansehra Distt.: Kaghan, 11.5.1983, S. Omer, S. Nazimuddin & A. Wahid 693 (KUH); Gilgit Distt.: Gilgit City, 14.5.1983, S. Omer, S. Nazimuddin & A. Wahid 830 (KUH); Kashmir: Taubat, 25.7.1987, T. Ali, M. Qaiser, M. A. Khan 695 (KUH); Astore Distt.: Kalapani on way to Kamri Top from Manmodass, 3200 m, 6.9.2005, Ali Noor & M. Alam 365 (KUH); B-9 Ganche Distt.: Thalle La, 3000 m, 14.8.1940, R. R. Stewart 20668 (KUH); Skardu Distt.: Kashura Lake, Baltistan, 25.5.1983, S. Omer, S. Nazimuddin & A. Wahid 1046 (KUH); Ghizer Distt.: Between Gupis and Plander, 2520 m, 20.7.1990, M. Qaiser, S. Omer & S. Z. Hussain 8421 (KUH); Astore Distt.: Barapani, Deosai plain, c. 4000 m, 15.8.2002, Jan Alam & Fazal Karim 1315-B (KUH); 3900 m, 16.8.2002, Jan Alam 1470-B, 1516-B, 1884  (KUH); Gilgit Distt.: Naltar, Naltar Lake, 27.6.2003, Jan Alam & K. Madad 1862 (KUH); C-8 Kashmir: c. 30 miles from Neelum on way to Shadra, near Dosut, 23.9.1987, T. Ali, M. Qaiser & M. A. Khan 509 (KUH); D-5 Loralai Distt.: Loralai city, 28-31.3.1943, Mohindar Nath 6053, 6069 (RAW, KUH). 


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Perennial, rhizomatous, 5-30 cm tall, decumbent to somewhat ascending, creeping, glabrous or so, succulent, branched herb, drying black. Leaves 1-7 x 0.5-2.7 cm, opposite, ovate to orbicular, rarely lanceolate or elliptic, crenate to dentate or serrulate, 11-19-toothed, or sometimes nearly entire, obtuse at apex and base, or occasionally narrowed at base, glabrous; petiole 1-5 mm long. Racemes axillary, opposite, 1-3 cm long, lax 3-30-flowered, glabrous; peduncle 0.5-1.5 cm long; pedicels 3-8 mm long, nearly patent; bracts 2-8 mm long. Calyx 4-lobed, lobes 2.5-4 mm long, lanceolate, ovate, glabrous. Corolla 4-8 mm across, 3-5 mm long, bluish to purplish. Stamens inserted. Capsule 3-4 x 3-5 mm, nearly orbicular, inconspicuously notched at apex, glabrous or so; style 1.5-2 mm long, exserted. Seeds numerous, flat to slightly convex on both sides, ellipsoid, yellowish.

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