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Published In: The Flora of British India 4: 692. 1885. (Fl. Brit. India) Name publication detailView 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
General/Distribution: A very distinct species restricted almost entirely to Pakistan. The shrubby habit, the thick dendroid-stellate indumentum on all parts, and the rosy pink flowers are characteristic.
Type: Syntypes: [Pakistan] Beyond the Indus, on the Suliman and Salt ranges, 2500-4500 ft., J. L. Stewart (El, K!), Talbot (K).
Distribution: Distribution: E. Afghanistan, Pakistan.
Map Location: C-5 South Waziristan: Wana, 1500 m, Lowndes 660 (E), Duthie 15677 (K); Tiarza, 6 km from Wana, Nazim et al. 901 (KUH); C-6 Dera Ismail Khan: near Tank, Williams s.n. (BM); D-4 Baluchistan: Gumbaz to Barkhan, 1000 m, Lamond 1375 (K); Kufbi Kach, 2450 m, Lace 3868 (E); (?) Zinda Pir, Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 3515 (RAW); D-5 Baluchistan: Ziarat to Loralai, 1900 m, Lamond 1222 (E); Loralai, M. Nath 2104 (RAW); D-6 Dera Ghazi Khan: Fort Munro, 1700 m, Rechinger 29754 (W), Lomond 1395 (E); Sulaiman range, Dhana Sax, Rechinger 29934 (W), 30134 (W), Lamond 1493 (E).


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Shrub or suffruticose perennial. Stems several, erect, 30-45 cm, much branched below, with a very dense persistent ± yellowish brown indumentum (at least on dried specimens) of dendroid-stellate hairs. Leaves thick-textured, 4-10 x 1-2 cm, aromatic, elliptic or narrow oblong, crenulate, acute at apex, venation prominent above and below, ± cuneate up to 1.5 cm, petiole, densely tomentose below with dendroid-stellate hairs, less so above. Verticillasters 1-3 in axils of upper leaves, distant, dense c. 10-12-flowered, c. 2.5 cm in diameter. Bracts thick subulate, ± adpressed to calyces and ± as long as them. Calyx c. 12 mm, thick-textured; tube c. 11 mm, densely dendroid-stellate tomentose; teeth subulate-spinose, 1-2 mm, spreading-recurved. Corolla rose to dusky pink, c. 2 cm; tube scarcely exserted beyond calyx; upper lip dearly falcate, long white bearded within at margin. Mature nutlets not seen.
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