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Published In: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 12: 406. 1848. (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: I.C. Hedge
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: April-July.
Type: Type: Afghanistan, Ad Kalou et in colic Erak, Griffith (holo K!).
Distribution: Distribution: E Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Easily recognized by the glandular, serrate leaves, the large broad membranous lobes of the calyx and the long-tubed violet flowers.
Map Location: D-4 Quetta: Khojak pass, Quetta to Chaman, 2300 m, Lomond 1073 (E), Rechinger 29057 (W); Urak gorge, 1980 m, R. R. Stewart 28037 (E, RAW); Ziarat, Zandra, Jafri 2216 (KUH); Ziarat to Quetta, Sultanul Abedin 4775 (KUH); Wali Tangi, Saood Omer & Ghafoor 1779 (KUH); Shela Bagh, Ghafoor & Rizwan Yusuf 1424 (KUH); W Ziarat, 2200 m, Rechinger 29295 (W); Urak, Lace 3753 (E).


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Perennial aromatic herb with a sturdy thick woody rootstock; tufts up to 30 cm across. Stems many, usually unbranched, c. 20-45 cm, erect or ascending, finely glandular-pilose, quadrangular, leafy. Leaves ovate to ovate-elliptic, c. 20-30 x 10-20 mm, rather stiff-textured, serrulate to regularly serrate, lowermost shortly petiolate, upper sessile, cordate or truncate, apically acute, with a ± dense indumentum above and below of short capitate glandular hairs; nervation prominent, raised on abaxial surface. Verticillasters 2-many-¬flowered, pedunculate or not, 2-8, distant. Bracts scarious, 5-6 mm, narrow ovate-elliptic to oblong-elliptic. Flowers sessile or almost so. Calyx 15-ribbed, finely glandular pubescent; tube c.5 mm long bearde limb green or bright purplish violet, wide-spreading, of ovate, finely reticulately nerved, membranous c. 15 x 7 mm broadly acute lobes. Corolla purplish blue or violet, 15-22 mm long; tube 12-17 mm, narrow. Stamens markedly didynamous. Nutlets broad oblong, c. 3 x 2 mm, brown, smooth, not trigonous, apically rounded, not mucilaginous on wetting.
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