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Published In: Das Pflanzenreich IV. 252(Heft 78): 92. 1921. (Pflanzenr.) Name publication detail

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Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: May.
Type: Type: Persia, between Hamadan and Tehran, Bruguiere & Olivier s.n. (P).
Distribution: Distribution: Iraq, Iran, Turcomania, Afghanistan, Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The species over its wide distributional range can be divided into 2 varieties. The type variety has so far not been recorded from Pakistan; It differs from the var. crossifolia in its smaller size, leaves not thickened and the inflorescence usually developed from base of stems. Found up to 2000 m.
Illustration: Caccinia macranthera var. crassifolia (Vent.) C. Koch (Illustration)
Map Location: Baluchistan: D-4 Quetta, Dick-Peddie 318 (RAW); Baluchistan, F. Schmid 1637 (RAW); Urak, among stones, ± 6500', fls. pink-purple, R. R. Stewart 28964 (RAW); Wali tangi, Quetta, Qutubuddin & M. Ashfaq 103 (PMNH).


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A leafy perennial up to 60 cm tall. Stem(-s) fistular, glabrous, striate: Leaves 30-150 x 8-30 mm, lanceolate to oblanceolate, strigosely hairy, undersurface often glabrous, the hairs arising from a swollen base. Calyx 12-14 mm long, 5-partite, up to 30 mm in fruit, lobes broadly lanceolate, upper half ciliate-setose. Corolla hypocrateriform, 18-20 mm long, tube 10-11 mm long, narrow, glabrous. Throat with 5 scales; scales ± obtuse, minutely ciliate; long lanceolate. Stamens 5, alternating with the scales, exserted. Anthers elongated, obtuse, one larger than the others; large anther 6-7 mm long. Style up to 18 mm long, filiform. Usually only 1 nutlet developed, compressed, brown, suborbicular in outline, 9-11 mm long, rugulose, margin irregularly dentate.
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