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Published In: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 5: 451. 1836. (1-10 Oct 1836) (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)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: November-April.
Type: Holotype: In India Orient. ad Srinaghur, Wallich 3029/139 (G-DC), Isotype (K!).
Habitat: The type locality Srinaghur mentioned in Wallich’s specimen is probably in Garhwal not in Kashmir. Hook.f., l.c. also indicated his doubt about the type locality.
Distribution: Distribution: India and Pakistan.
Map Location: C-7 Murree hills, Saida Qureshi s.n. (KUH); Salt range, J. E. T. Aitchison 80 (K);G-2 Between Pasni & Gwadar, in dry river bed, Tahir Ali 892 (KUH); Village Talar, between Turbat & Gwadar, c. 95 km from Turbat, fls. Purple, rare, A. Ghafoor & Steve M. Goodman 4666 (KUH); Baluchistan, Stocks, s.n. (K); G-4 Karachi University campus, Abrar Hussain 1037 (KUH); Girls Hostel, Karachi University campus, Sameena Naurin 41 (KUH); ibid, Bushreen, Nadeem & Moin 7, 8, 9 (KUH); Malir, Abrar Hussain 1038 (KUH); Karachi University campus, Abrar Hussain 1041 (KUH); Drigh Road, Sameena Naurin 48 (KUH); Malir, Sameena Naurin 49 (KUH); Sind, Vicary s.n. (K);


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A much branched, tall, shrub, up to 2 m high, branches terete, striate, glandular pubescent, young ones densely pubescent. Leaves alternate, 2-7.3 x 1-3 cm, elliptic or obovate oblong, sessile, semi-amplexicaul, obtuse or subacute margin entire or remotely and faintly dentate, thick and scabrous with prominent veins on both surfaces, pubescent, hairs multicellular. Capitula on terminal compound corymb, ovoid or campanulate, 4-6 mm in diameter; phyllaries multiseriate, ciliolate, outer ones much shorter than the inner one, ovate 2-3 x 1 mm, middle linear, larger, acute, 3-4 mm long, innermost longest 5-7 mm long, acute, Marginal florets many filiform, female, disc floret bisexual 4-20. Corolla white with pinkish tip, c. 6 mm long, anthers long tailed. Cypselas brownish, small, c. 1 mm long, pappus setae 15-18, barbellate, white.
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