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Published In: Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 2 17: 61. 1842. (Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2) 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)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-April.
Type: Type: S. Iran, Laristan, Aucher Eloy 5077 (G).
Distribution: Distribution: Iran and Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: It is a beautiful plant worth introducing in our gardens.
Photo: Diceratella canescens Boiss. (Photo)
Map Location: G-2 Baluchistan: about 5 miles from Mand on way to Santsar, fls. purplish-pink, plants 20-25 cm tall, 8.4.72, A. Ghafoor & M. Qaiser 268 (KUH) ; c. 15 miles from Mand on way to Santsar, plants 20 cm tall, fruits present, 8.4.72, A. Ghafoor & M. Qaiser 2828 (KUH).


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Small shrub with woody base, 10-20 cm tall, erect or ascending, much branched, canescent with small, stellate, whitish, slightly rough hairs. Leaves suborbicular, ovate to elliptic-oblong, distantly toothed to subentire, ± obtuse, with petiole often c. as long as the blade 15-30 mm long 5-15 mm broad. Racemes short, 5-10-flowered, lax. Flowers c. 10 mm across, pink or rose, handsome; pedicels very short, inconspicuous, thickened, erect in fruits. Sepals 7-9 mm long. Petals 12-15 mm long, 3-4 mm broad, long-clawed. Stamens c. 6: 10 mm long. Siliquae 12-15 mm long, 2 mm broad, erect but slightly curved above, with 2 horns at the apex of valves and below the stigma, canescent; valves with mid-rib ending in the apical horns, subtorulose; seeds 6-10 in each locule, c. 1 mm long.
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