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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 1/15/2013)
Contributor Text: S. I. ALI
Contributor Institution: Centre for Plant Conservation, University of Karachi
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: April-May
Type: Type: Hab. In Persiâ inter Schiraz et Ispahan, Aucher-Eloy 5383 (G, P).
Distribution: Distribution: Iran, Afghanistan, Pakitan (Baluchistan, Mt. Tilla) and Azad Kashmir.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Young leaves eaten as vegetables; also used as greens.
Map Location: C-7 Mt. Tilla Jogianwala, dt. Jhelum, 3000 m, 18.10.1902, Kabir ex herb. Drummond 14739 (K); D-4 Quetta, Kanozai valley, 5000 ft, J. F. Duthie 19027 (K); Ziarat, 7500-9000 ft, flowers white or white with pinkish tinge, nerves on petals pinkish, 15.5.1945, H. Santapau 6261 (K); near Ziarat, 7500 ft, stony and sandy ground, fairly common, Jafri & Akbar 2245 (K); Ziarat, 8000 ft, very common, 3.5 ft high or moe, flowers white, young leaves eaten as vegetables by natives, Helen Crookshank 180 (K); Ziarat, Sibbi Dist., erect, c. 60 cm, flowers white, 9. 5. 1985, A. Ghafoor & Rizwan Yusuf 1541 (KUH); Quetta; Quetta to Ziarat at top of Pass, roadside slopes within Juniper level, 2200 m, 12.5.1965, Jennifer Lamond 1166 (E); 60 miles from Quetta on way to Ziarat, height 60 cm, with fruits, 12. 5. 1978, S. Nazimuddin 695 (KUH); Between Ziarat and Khalifat, c. 3000 m, flowers white, fruits present, 17.5.1985, Saood Omer & A. Ghafoor 1520 (KUH); Pishin, 5200 ft, 18.4.1888, J. H. Lace 3587 (E); Pishin, ± 5000 ft, in sand, common, 25.5.1968, Zaffar Ali 4789 (RAW); c. 67 km from Quetta on way to Muslim Bagh, in dry river bed, annual erect herb, ± 70 cm tall, with fruits only,30.5.1995, Tahir Ali & G. R. Sarwar 2667 (KUH); Kuchlak, Pishin, May 8, 1985, Muqarrab Shah & Khalid 10 (RAW); Tor, 30.5.1957, Khairuddin109 (RAW); D-5 Qila Saifullah, flowers white, in fruit, 1.5.1987, Rubina Akhtar 12914 (RAW).


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Plants 30-70 cm tall. Leaves generally up to 1 cm broad, rarely as far as 2.5 cm broad, puberulous. Scape puberulous, in the upper portion sometimes glabrescent. Bracts up to 2.2 cm long, narrowly ovate-lanceolate, sometimes caudate, whitish. Pedicel up to 3 cm long, spreading outside. Perianth tube distinct, perianth spreading, reflexed, 1.2-1.6 (-2) cm long, white to pale pink, base yellow. Capsule up to 2.2 cm in diameter, globose. Seed 8-10 mm long, broadly winged.
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