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Published In: Plantae Javanicae Rariores 64, 66, pl. 14. 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.: June-September.
Type: Type: Described from India.
Distribution: Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Java and Philipines.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Common in low hills of Punjab and N.W.F.Province up to 1000 meters, near ditches and water streams.
Illustration: Pouzolzia pentandra (Roxb.) Benn. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-6 Mardan Dist.: Dargai, E.Nasir 1371 (RAW); Peshawar, Hassanuddin 41 (RAW); B-7 Swat Dist.: Barikot to Mingora, near ditches, c. 3000 ft., 3.8 1953 R.R.Stewart & A.Rehman s.n. (RAW); Mingora, R.R.Stewart 24280 (RAW); Hazara Dist.: Tarbella Dam, E.Nasir & M.A.Siddiqi 1478 (RAW); Badelpur-Khanpur, c. 2000 ft., M.A.Siddiqi & Y.Nasir 8588 (RAW); Haripur Hazara, R.R. Stewart 9646 (RAW); Mardan Dist.: Chakdara, soil sandy clay loam, M.Qaiser & A.Ghafoor 4611 (KUH); C-7 Campbellpur Dist.: Wah Gardens, 25 miles from Rawalpindi, Saida Qureshi 271 (RAW); Hazara Dist.: Changla Gali, 21.5.1937 Wardit Sing s.n. (RAW); D-8 Lahore Dist. Changa Manga, along canal, Sultanul Abedin 7536 (KUH); 4 miles from Pattoki on way to Multan, M Qaiser 3577 (KUH); University Campus, Lahore, Sultanul Abedin 7588 (KUH).


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A perennial, erect to decumbent, up to 1 m tall, glabrous to sparsely hispid herb. Stem cylindrical below, angular above. Leaves opposite below, alternate and gradually smaller above, sessile or with upto 5 mm long petiole; lamina lanceolate or linear-lanceolate to oblong, 2-10 cm long, 0.5-1.8 (-2) cm broad, glabrous, subcordate or rounded at the base, margin entire, minutely spinulose, apex acute-acuminate or rarely obtuse; stipules ovate, 1-2 mm long, membranous. Flowers loosely clustered in upper leaf axils, greenish-white or pinkish-green; female sessile, male with 2.5-3.5 mm long pedicel. Calyx of male flowers 5-lobed, lobes shortly acuminate, abruptly incurved, ciliate, Stamens 5, c. 2 mm long. Achenes shining black, ovate, 1-1.5 mm long, acute, enclosed in 2-3-winged persistent calyx.
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