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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 133. 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)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
General/Distribution: Species 30-40, mainly Mediterreanean; also Europe, Africa and W. Asia. Represented in Pakistan by 2 species.


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Annual, biennial or perennial prostrate or erect herbs with hairy parts; hairs stiff and arising from a swollen base. Leaves usually lanceolate, entire or not. Inflorescence a terminal cyme, ± elongating in fruit. Flowers reddish-purple or white to blue (in our species), bracteate, regular or slightly irregular. Throat scales well developed. Corolla infundibuliform to hypocrateriform, the tube curved in irregular flowers. Stamens subsessile, attached ± at the middle of tube or reaching the throat scales. Style included, stigma capitate. Nutlets 4, erect to suberect, rugulose, tuberculate, basal ring ± thick and rugulose.

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1 Perennial. Corolla 12-15 mm long, straight, Anthers at the same level as the throat scales 2 Anchusa azurea
+ Annual. Corolla 4.5-6 mm long, geniculate. Anthers located below the throat scales 1 Anchusa arvensis
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