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Published In: Diagnoses Plantarum Orientalium Novarum, ser. 2 2(1): 114. 1853. (Diagn. Pl. Orient., ser. 2,) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: April, May.
Type: Lectotype: Griffith 1262 (G); isolectotype (K).
Distribution: Distribution: W. Pakistan (Baluchistan) and Afghanistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Found in the upper Baluchistan area at ± 1700 m in sandy and stony locations. The flowers are larger than those of the other species found in Pakistan.
Illustration: Haplophyllum erythraeum Boiss. (Illustration)
Map Location: Baluchistan: D-4 Lal Pass, 6,000', stony ground nr. bridge, Jafri & Akbar 2011 (RAW, KUH); Sultan, 5000', Stewart 28205 (RAW); Gori, 6.5.1957, Khair-ud-Din s.n. (RAW); nr. Gam Karaz, 5200', 21st April 1888, Lace s.n (E); Mangi, 5200', 28 May, 1888-1889, Lace 3600 (E); Ziarat, May, 1962, Stewart s.n. (RAW), Spin Karez, nr. Quetta, along sandy slopes below dam, 18-1900 m, J. Lamond 1132 (E); E-4 between Quetta & Mastung, Jafri & Akbar 1990 (KUH); Maslakh, Stewart 736 (RAW); Maslakh, A.R. Khan M24 (RAW); Kuch, R.R. Stewart 524 (RAW).


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Herb, 20-30 cm tall, branching from the base. Branches reddish-purple below, becoming green-yellow above, glabrous with inconspicuous pale glands. Leaves distantly placed, 20-35 x 2-3 mm, linear to lanceolate, glabrous with dark glands, base attenuate, sub-acute. Inflorescence corymbose, lax. Peduncles long. Bracts ovate-oblong, farinose. Sepals deciduous, 2-2.5 mm, suborbicular, pale glandular in the centre, glabrous. Petals 8-9 mm, cordate, clawed very shortly, glandular and pulverulant, reddish with pale margins. Filaments c. 3 mm, glabrous but barbate about the middle, gradually expanding below. Ovary 5-locular, glabrous with many convex glands and blunt appendages on the apical portion. Each locule 4-ovuled. Style c. 2 mm long, thick. Capsule glabrescent, 5 mm broad, dehiscent from the inner side; appendages smaller in the mature capsule.
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