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Published In: Flora Altaica 1: 172–173. 1829. (Fl. Altaic.) 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)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: May-June.
Type: Type: Hab. in sterilibus ad fl. Kurtschum deserti Soongaro-Kirghisici Orientalis, Coll. ignot. (B).
Distribution: Distribution: Soviet C. Asia, W. Siberia, Turkestan, Songaria, Pakistan and Kashmir.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Easily recognised by the shiny smooth nutlets.
Illustration: Rochelia leiocarpa Ledeb. (Illustration)
Map Location: Gilgit: A-7 Karumbar glacier, 11500, fls. pale blue, Bowes Lyon s.n., p.p. (RAW); Naltar, 10,000', R.R. Stewart 26339 (RAW).

 

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Thin delicate plant 5-30 cm tall. Stem with few branches. Stem and bran¬ches greyish with appressed to erect hairs. Basal leaves oblanceolate to obovate, 8-15 x 2-3 mm, covered on both surfaces with short suberct hairs; midrib and upper cauline leaves narrower. Racemes secund, lax, in fruit up to 5 cm long; Bracts linear, pubescent. Fruiting pedicels deflexed, 2-3 mm long. Calyx pubescent with suberect hairs, lobes c. 1.5 mm long, lanceolate, up to 3 mm and incurved in fruit. Corolla pale blue, 2-2.5 mm long, campanulate; lobes obtuse, less than 0.8 mm long. Nutlets c. 2 mm long, smooth and shiny, yellowish-brown. Style slightly exserted above nutlets.
 
 
 
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