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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 385. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView 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-September.
Type: Type: Herb. Linn. 544.1 (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Romania, Russia, Arabia, North Africa and naturalized in Spain, France and Sardinia.
Photo: Zygophyllum fabago L. (Photo)
Map Location: D-4 Quetta Dist.: Sor Range, near Quetta, M.G. Koniezny s.n. 1.5. 1967 (KUH); Quetta, S.M.H. Jafri 599 (KUH); Baluchistan, without precise locality, Stocks (K).


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Perennial, 50-100 cm tall, glabrous, erect herb. Branches divaricate, striate, basal shoots spreading, upper ones ascending. Leaves pinnately bifoliolate, petiole 12-15(-20) mm long, somewhat flattened; stipules ovate-elliptic, 5-10 mm long; leaflets obovate-oblong, 15-26 mm long, 10-18 mm broad, oblique at the base, obtuse or retuse at the apex. Flowers yellowish, c. 10 mm across; pedicels spreading, c. 6-8 mm long. Sepals 5, oblong or somewhat ovate-elliptic, 6-7 mm long, 3.5-4.5 mm broad, obtuse, margin membranous. Petals 5, obovate, as long and broad as sepals, apex obtuse or slightly retuse, orange red at the base. Stamens with 10-12 mm long filaments, scales linear-oblong, lacerate, c. 5 mm long, orange-red, papillate. Carpels 5; ovary c. 4 mm long, 5-angled, 5-loculed, locules multiovulate; style as long as ovary. Capsule oblong-cylindric, becoming pendulous, 20-35 mm long, 4-6 mm broad, glabrous. Seeds oblong, compressed, c. 3 mm long, tuberculate, shining.
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