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Published In: Flora Orientalis 1: 388. 1867. (Fl. Orient.) 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-June.
Type: Syntypes: W. Pakistan: between Shikarpur and Dadar, Oostad, Griffith 101 (K); Baluchistan, without locality, Stocks 707 and 708 (K).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Differs from Diplotaxis acris Boiss. by its larger seed, c. 1 mm long (not c. 0.5 mm), and larger usually more hispid leaves.
Photo: Diplotaxis griffithii (Hook. f. & Thomson) Boiss. (Photo)
Map Location: B-6 Peshawer, H. Deane 83 (K) ; C-5 Waziristan, J.L. Stewart s.n. (K); C-6 Bannu, 700 m., Rechinger f. 30092 (W); Kohat, Aitchison 3(K); C-7 Punjab: Jhelum, Drummond 13819 (K); Aichison 7(K); Attock, E.Nasir s.n. (E, RAW); Salt range, Drummond 13819 (K); D-4 Baluchistan: Machh, gravelly bed of stream, very common, fls. large, violet, 6.5.59, jafri 2832 and 2819 (KUH) ; D-5 Fort Sandeman, Harsukh 18777 (K); near Kila Saifullah, Qaiser & Ghafoor 1556 and 1552 (KUH); D-6 D.I. Khan, Herb. India no. 7105 (K), D-4 Nushki, Lamond 158 (E); without locality, Stocks 707 and 708 (K) ; E-5 near Duki, Qaiser & Ghafoor 1523 (KUH); G-2 1 mile from Prome on way to Mund, 16.4.69, Ali, Faruqi & Sultan 2045 (KUH) ; 22 miles from Panjgur on way to Nag, Sultan & Abrar 6782 (KUH) ; About 30 miles from Panjgur on way to Hoshab, Ghafoor & Qaiser 369 (KUH) ; Qaiser, Asad & Abrar 1106 (KUH).


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Annual, 15-60 (-90) cm tall, branched below, ± hispid rarely glabrous. Lower leaves loosely rosulate, petiolate, ovate-oblong or lyrate-pinnatifid, 2.5-12(-20) cm long. 1-5 cm broad; lobes, short, obtuse, obscurely 2-3 toothed; upper leaves few, sessile or subsessile, oblong-elliptic or linear, 1-3 cm long, 0.3-1 cm broad, entire or obscurely toothed. Racemes 10-60-flowered, corymbose, becoming lax and up to 45 cm long in fruit. Flowers large, 10-15 mm across, cream-violet or pinkish; pedicel 7-20 mm long, increasing up to 25 mm in fruit, filiform, spreading. Sepals 6-8 mm long, 1.2-2 mm broad, oblong ± hairy. Petals 10-15 mm long, 4.5-6 mm broad, obovate clawed. (claw about as long as limb), apex subemarginate. Stamens 6-7:8-9 mm long; anthers 2-2.5 mm long. Siliquae oblong-linear, (20-) 30-40 (-60) mm long, 1.5-2 (-2.5) mm broad, compressed; gynophore usually 1 mm long; valves with a distinct mid-vein, thin; beak c. 1 mm long with a large bilobed stigma; septum hyaline, not veined; seeds indefinite, biseriate, c. 1 mm long, ovoid, pale brown.
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