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Published In: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 1: 326. 1824. (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: throughout the year.
Type: Syntype: Senegal, Bacle (G-DC); Egypt, Balbis (G-DC).
Distribution: Distribution: Arabia, Tropical Asia and Africa.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Very variable in habit, indumentum, thickness of root, leaf shape and size, flower colour and size, fruit and seed size and size of strophiole. Found throughout the country, up to 1400 m.alt.s.m. Fls.: greenish-blue, purple, yellowish or violet.
Photo: Polygala erioptera DC. (Photo) Polygala erioptera DC. (Photo)
Map Location: C-5 Waziristan : Drazinda Road, Y. Nasir 4619 (RAW) ; C-7 Jhelum Dist. : Near Mogli, R.R. and I.D. Stewart 810 (RAW); 10 miles from Jhelum to Pindi, A. Qaiser 3537 (KUH); Rawalpindi Dist.: Gujar Khan, R.R. Stewart 27824 (RAW); Panjar, R.R. Stewart, 10.x.1959 (RAW); Panjar, Stewart and Nasir, 18.x.1958 (RAW); Panjar Tassadaq Hussain 10(RAW) ; Topi Park, R.R. Stewart 15097 (RAW); 9506(K); Tret, Murree Rd., M. Saleem 91 (RAW); Attock: Thatti, R.R. Stewart 28510, 28511 (RAW) ; West side of Attock Bridge, M.A. Quraishi, 31.v.67 (PFI-B); S.A. Khan, 11.xi.67 (PFI-B); Khewra, E. Nasir 4266 (RAW); D-4 Baluchistan: Beyond Hub River, R.R. Stewart, 8.ii.1959 (RAW) ; 13 miles from Hushab to Turbat, Ali, Farooqi and Sultan 1478 (KUH) ; D-7 Lyallpur, Kuldip Singh, Aug. 31.1931 (RAW); G-4 Sind: Karachi, Mango Pir, A. Rahman, 25696 (RAW); Thana Bulla Khan, S. M. H. Jafri 3697 (KUH).


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Annual or perennial, + pubescent, 5-32 cm tall. Leaves linear-filiform to obovate-lanceolate, obtuse or acute, 2-45 mm long, 0.75-8 mm broad, recurved. Racemes lateral, lax, shorter than leaves, 3-27 mm. Bracts persistent, shorter than pedicel. Sepals persistent; outer sepals unequal, upper larger than the lower ones, broadly hyaline margined; inner sepals ovate, obtuse, 3-5 mm long, 1.5-3 mm broad, enlarged in fruit, oblique, + pubescent, 3-nerved, veinlets anastomosing. Lateral petals shorter or equalling the keel; keel 2.5-4.5 mm, crested. Capsule elliptic-oblong, emarginate, 2.5-5 mm long, 1.5-3 mm broad, pubescent, marginal and apical hairs long, wing ± 0-0.75 mm. Seed pilose, strophiole 3-appendiculate, appendages minute.
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