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Published In: Plantae Javanicae Rariores 66–67. 1838. (Pl. Jav. Rar.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: July-October.
Type: Type: “Habitat in Zeylona”.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Burma, Malayasia and China.
Illustration: Pouzolzia zeylanica (L.) Benn. & R. Br. (Illustration)
Map Location: C-7 Azad Kashmir, Mirpur Dist.: Pangar Gala, 2-3000 ft., M.A.Siddiqi 27699 (RAW); Ibid., Islam Khilji 277 (RAW).


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A perennial, 20-40 cm tall, erect to suberect, hairy to glabrescent herb. Leaves opposite or rarely alternate, with 4-12 mm long petiole; lamina lanceolate-rhomboid ovate, 1-2.5 cm long, 4-15 mm broad, cuneate or subtruncate at the base, entire, acute; stipules broadly ovate, c. 4-5 mm long, c. 3-4 mm broad, acuminate, ciliate. Flowers pale green, in loose axillary clusters, covered with simple or uncinate hairs, female sessile, male with c. 2 mm long pedicel. Calyx 4-lobed and gibbous in male; 4-toothed in female flowers. Stamens 4. Achenes ovate, c. 1.5 mm long, shining black, enveloped by ribbed calyx.
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