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Published In: (Report,) Botanical Society and Exchange Club of the British Isles 3 suppl.(1): 418. 1914. (Rep. Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles) Name publication detail

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Contributor Text: I.C. Hedge
Type: Lectotype: Herb. Hermann 229, 1: 62, left specimen (BM) - cf. Press & Sivarajan in Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Bat.) 19:116.1989.
Distribution: Distribution: Central India, south to Sri Lanka, Pakistan ?
Comment/Acknowledgements: The basis of this record is in Mukerjee (l.c.). Subsequently, the Hooper specimen has not been found at Kew and Jafri in his Flora of Karachi merely repeated Mukerjee. It, as with the previous species, seems an improbable, but not impossible, record.
Map Location: G-4 Karachi, D. Hooper (K - not traced).


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A prostrate or ascending scabrid to villous herb up to 30 cm. Leaves oblong-elliptic to oblong-linear, thickish texture, up to c. 4 x 0.5-1 cm, sessile, with scattered hairs on both surfaces. Inflorescence spikes slender, up to 10 cm or more with numerous many-flowered verticillasters. Calyx ± deflexed in fruit, with some glandular hairs. Corolla pink, white or bluish, c. 3 mm. Stamens exserted.
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