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Published In: Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany 4: 176. 1852. (Hooker's J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc.) 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
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: April-May.
Type: Type: Pakistan: Gurghina, Upper Belochistan, Stocks 978 (K).
Distribution: Distribution: Iran, Afghanistan, Soviet C. Asia, Pakistan, east ward to Ladak.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Characterized by the enlarged erect calyx lobes. Bunge described the calyx of this species as bigibbous at the base, which I have not seen in our specimens. Found in stony gravelly places from 1600–2400 m.
Illustration: Rochelia rectipes Stocks (Illustration)
Map Location: Baluchistan: D–4 Quetta, 5500', R.R. Stewart 28310 (RAW); rd. to Mustung, May 1959, 5000', Lodhi s.n. (RAW); Ziarat, 8000', R.R. Stewart 28306 (RAW); Wali Tangi, Saood Omer & A. Ghafoor 1839 (KUH); Ziarat, Jafri & Akbar 2124 (E).


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Slender erect annual 5-8 cm tall, usually with erect-spreading branches from below. Basal leaves 5-10 x 4-6 mm, oblong to oblanceolate; upper leaves lanceolate, less than 10 mm long; both surfaces covered with stiff hairs. Racemes in fruit compact, dense. Calyx lobes 1-2 mm long, densely hairy with stiff and unequal hairs often hooked and pale- yellowish in colour; in fruit 7-8 mm long, erect with tips incurred, midrib prominent at base. Nutlets 2-2.5 mm long, ovoid, tuberculate; tubercles with stellate-like apex. Style c. 1 mm long.
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