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Published In: Flora Indica: being a systematic account of the plants . . 2: 324. 1824. (Fl. Ind.) Name publication detail
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: S. NAZIMUDDIN AND M. QAISER
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: August.
Type: Type: Hills at Shukrajiri Rajmuhal, growing on rocks, Wall. Cat. No. 8396. (K-W).
Distribution: Distribution: Sub-Tropical Himalayas, Garhwal to Bhutan, Khasia Mountains, eastern India and Pakistan (Rawalpindi Dist.).
Comment/Acknowledgements: This species can easily be recognized from the other rubiaceous taxa by its anisophyllous leaves; grows on moist shady rocks.
Photo: Argostemma sarmentosum Wall. (Photo)
Map Location: C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Panjar, BL. Burt: 1146 (RAW); Panjar, ± 2000', Y. Nasir & Rubina Akhter 10941 (KUH); Bharatian, near Panjar, M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 7209 (RAW); Above Bharatian, ± 2200 ft., Y. Nasir & Fazal Bhatti 10151 (KUH, RAW); Karote, Y. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 6828 (KUH, RAW); Mangli-small, on moist shady rocks, Y. Nasir & Nazir 9257 (KUH, RAW).

 

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Succulent herb, creeping at the base. Stem 7-15 cm long, slender, softly pubescent, sending out long filiform runners. Leaves opposite decussate, opposite pair unequal, uppermost smaller, ovate elliptic or rounded, entire, obtuse, smaller 1-2 cm and larger up to 10 cm long, puberulous above, villous on nerves beneath; petiole c. 2-3 mm. Inflorescence a terminal umbel or corymbiform raceme, 6-10-flowered., Peduncle 3-6 cm long, fleshy, glabrous; bracts ovate, 3.5-4 mm long. Flowers white, c. 1.5 cm across. Pedicel 8-9 mm long. Hypanthium c. 1.5 mm long, concave, lobes 4, c. 2 mm, ovate, acute, pubescent. Corolla lobes 4, valvate in bud, 7-8 x 2.5-3 mm, lanceolate, acute, greenish at the base; tube very short, throat naked, filaments short, inserted in the throat, c. 2.5 mm, bent downwards, anthers, c. 6 mm long. Disc somewhat thickened. Ovary 2-locular, many-ovuled; style c. 7.5 mm, filiform; stigma fleshy, concave, capitate.
 
 
 
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