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Published In: Systema Vegetabilium, editio decima sexta 3: 884. 1826. (Syst. Veg.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Contributor Text: A. RADCLIFFE-SMITH
Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: December-May (- August).
Type: Holotype: Upper Egypt, Lippi s.n. in Herb. Sprengel (B). Isotypes (G-DC, P).
Distribution: Distribution: From the Cape Verde Is. & Morocco eastwards through N. Africa and the Middle East to Pakistan, northwards to S. Turkey & southwards to Cameroun, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Abdal-Kuri.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Common in coarse dry sandy pebbly soil in barren ground and in rock crevices on dry stony hills in semidesert, sometimes under Prosopis; 700'/210 m. - 900'/275 m.
Illustration: Andrachne aspera Spreng. (Illustration)
Map Location: C-7 Campbellpore: Attock, 21 Apr. 1908, Lt.-Col. Sir H.A. Deane 63 (K); 9 Mar. 1919, R.R. Stewart 19339 (RAW); Mar. 1934, R.R. Stewart 13634 (RAW); D-6 Dera Ismail Khan: between Mughal Kot & Daraban, 21 May 1965, K.H. Rechinger 29975 (K, W): G-2 Makran: 15 km. Mand - Suntsar, 12 Apr. 1969, S.I. Ali & S.A. Farooqi 1942 (KUH); G-4 Karachi: ‘Hills at the Hub, Bhola Puran, near Karachi’, Jan. 1891, T. Cooke s.n. (K); Mauripur, near Karachi, Jan. 1945, W.T. Stearn 9 (K); Karachi University Campus, 18 Aug. 1967, Abrar Hussain s.n. (KUH 2059); hills opposite Karachi University, 21 Dec. 1977, Y. Nasir & M. Qaiser 8626 (RAW); Dadu: 6 km. from Thana Bulla Khan, 12 May 1961, S.M.H. Jafri 3680 (K); G-5 Hyderabad: 3 km. from Bholari, 27 Dec. 1959, Jails 1223 (RAW); G-? ‘Sind’: Dalzell 27 (K); ‘Scinde’, Stocks 447 (K).

 

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Glandular-scabrous, glaucous, prostrate, procumbent or ascending perennial herb or subshrub with numerous stems arising from a woody stock. Petioles 2-7 mm long. Leaf-blades suborbicular-reniform, 3-10 (-12) x 4-13 (-17) mm, rounded to obtuse, entire, truncate to shallowly cordate at the base, lateral nerves not clearly visible. Stipules ovate-lanceolate to oblong, 1 mm long, entire, green with a narrow hyaline margin. Flowers solitary. Male flowers: pedicels 2 mm long; sepals resembing the stipules; petals elliptic, shorter than the sepals, whitish; disc-glands peltate, rugulose, scarcely bibbed; anthers 2-lobed, yellow. Female flowers: pedicels 3-5 mm king; sepals lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, 2-2.5 mm long, green with a very narrow hyaline margin; petals minute, subulate; disc-glands oblong, stipitate, thickened and truncate at the apex; ovary 1.5 mm diam., densely glandular-hirtellous; styles bipartite, 0.5 mm long. Fruit depressed-rounded-trigonus, 3-4 mm diam, sparingly glandular-hirtellous. Seeds 1.5 mm, reticulate-foveolate, pale yellowish-brown.
 
 
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