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Published In: Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 496. 1810. (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: May-June.
Type: Type: Habitat in Aethiopia, Hb. Linn. 188.4 (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: Africa, Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India.
Illustration: Trichodesma africanum R. Br. (Illustration)
Map Location: Kohat: C-7 Samana hill, nr. Hangu, Kazmi 3302 (PES); Lakh Pass, T.B. Khan, S.I. Ali & S.A. Farooqi 100 (PES); Sargodha: Kirana hill, Lahore Student Coll. no. 27823 (RAW); Sind: Karachi-Dadu, open slopes, Jennifer Lamond 817 (E; RAW); Thano Bulla Khan, S.I. All et al 81 (KUH); Baluchistan: Makran: F-3 Jhal Jhao-Awaran, 30th mile, Sultanul Abedin & M. Qaiser 7476 (RAW).


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Annual or biennal branched herb with fistular stem, densely covered with prickly stiff hairs up to 2 mm long with swollen base, hairs deciduous at length. Basal leaves 2-8.5 x 0.3-3.3 mm, ovate-oblong to ovate-lanceolate, densely covered on upper surface with hairs similar to those on stem, the area between hairs glabrous. Cauline leaves shortly petiolate, uppermost ones smaller. Inflorescence lax, terminal or axillary. Flowers shortly pedicellate, dirty white-blue, yellowish-brown tinged in centre (in nota). Calyx c. 6 mm long, upto 11 mm in fruit, 5-partite, hairy to the outside; base truncate to subcordate, narrowing towards the apex. Corolla slightly exceeding calyx; lobes acute. Anthers densely hairy. Style glabrous. Nutlets c. 3 mm long, ovoid brownish, dorsally tubercled, margined; margin denticulate.
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