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Published In: Botanical Register; consisting of coloured . . . 5: , t. 435. 1819[1820]. (Bot. Reg.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
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Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: S.I. ALI
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: April-September.
Type: Type: Bot. Reg. t. 435. 1820.
Distribution: Distribution: A native of Madagascar, introduced in many warmer parts of the world, including Pakistan and India as an ornamental.
Map Location: D-6 Shahpur (Mianwali-Sargodha Road), Sultanul Abedin 9339 (KUH); G-4 Karachi Cantt. Station, 22.6.1978, Abrar Hussain (KUH); Karachi, Qasimabad, cultivated in garden, S.M.H. Jafri (KUH); G-5 Sujawal, sandy loam, Sultanul Abedin 3618 (KUH).

 

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Stem up to 16 cm in diameter, bark grey. Leaves elliptic, abruptly narrowed at both ends, 5-11 x 3.7-5 cm, glossy above, green beneath. Petiole 0.8-1.3 cm long. Flowers in di-or tri-chotomous cymes. Bracts caducous. Corolla 5-6 cm long, shortly tubular below, lobes broad, acute. Follicles 10-13 x 25-2.6 cm, woody, angled or winged. Seeds 8-9 mm long, oblong compressed, coma c. 3.8 cm long.
 
 
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