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Published In: Mémoires Presentes a l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg par Divers Savans et lus dans ses Assemblées 7: 420. 1851. (Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg Divers Savans) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: April-June.
Type: Type: In rupibus graniticis ad Bakali Turkestanae, Lehmann s.n. (LE).
Distribution: Distribution: Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Caucasus, Soviet C. Asia, Pakistan, Kashmir.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Easily recognised by the fruiting calyx which is much enlarged with cordate-auriculate sepals. Found in stony and weedy places from 1400-2000 m.
Illustration: Rochelia cardiosepala Bunge (Illustration)
Map Location: Chitral: B–6 Drosh, 4500', Stainton 2277 (E, RAW); B–7 Swat: Saidu Sharif-Bahrain, Kazmi s.n. (PES); Gilgit: B–8 Gudai, Astor, R.R. Stewart s.n. (RAW).


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Annual from 5-30 cm tall. Stem branched from the base or above. Stem and branches appressed hairy. Basal and lower cauline leaves oblanceolate, 15-70 x 4-8 mm, both surfaces covered with suberect hairs arising from a tuberculate base. Upper cauline leaves similar but smaller. Pedicels c. 2 mm long, hairy, up to 7 mm long and recurved in fruit. Calyx lobes 2-2.5 mm long, lanceolate, up to 6 mm and cordate, ± auriculate at base, nervose and with a prominent midrib. Nutlets 3-4 mm long, greyish, papillose. Style barely exserted from nutlets.
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