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Published In: Regni Vegetabilis Systema Naturale 2: 93. 1821. (Syst. Nat.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per. May June.
Type: Type: Described from Dagestan (Derbent), Steven (G).
Distribution: Distribution: Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and W. Pakistan.
Photo: Roemeria refracta DC. (Photo)
Map Location: C-6 Kurram Distt.: Parachinar R.R. Stewart 29000 (RAW); D-4 Quetta Distt: Brori Hills, 15 cm. tall herb, sandy soil Sultanul Abedin 4912 (KUH); 10 miles from Quetta on way to Nushki, Sultanul Abedin 4941A (KUH); Quetta, R.R. Stewart 28150 and 28154 (RAW).


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A hispid annual herb, 10-40 cm tall. Leaves 2-pinnatisect, 2-6 cm long; ultimate segments linear-oblong, 3-12 mm long, 2-5 mm broad with or without a small seta at the tip, glabrous to subglabrous. Petiole of the lower and basal leaves 2-4 cm long, somewhat broad and sheathing at base, gradually becoming shorter in the upper leaves, uppermost leaves sessile and smaller. Pedicel 1-3 cm long, densely pubescent to glabrous. Buds globose to oblong-pyriform, 12-14 mm long 5-6 mm broad. Sepals 12-14 mm long, c. 8 mm broad, oblong, hooded at the apex, pilose outside. Petals 20-25 mm long, obovate to sub rounded, red with black spot at the base. Stamens multiseriate, 8-10 mm long; anthers 1.5-2 mm long c. 1 mm broad, oblong; filament slightly dilated. Ovary linear oblong, 8-10 mm long; stigmas 4, capitate with ciliate lobes. Capsule 2-4 cm long, 2-2.5 (-3) mm broad, glabrous except the 4 setae projecting beyond the persistent stigma; setae c. 1 mm long, alternating with stigma lobes; seeds numerous, c. 1 mm in diam. reniform, very minutely echinulate, pale orange, pitted.
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