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Published In: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 1: 327. 1824. (Prodr.) 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)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per. June- July.
Type: Type: Nepal, Buchanan-Hamilton (G-DC).
Distribution: Distribution: Kashmir to Sikkim and Burma.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Restricted to Kashmir 13-2100 m. alt. s.m.
Photo: Polygala crotalarioides Buch.-Ham. ex DC. (Photo)
Map Location: C-8 Kashmir: Poonch, Menda, Jan Mohd. 161 (RAW); Mahldara, A. Rashid Khan, 18.ix.1952 (RAW).


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Perennial, villous all over with long erect and short curved hairs, c. 20 cm tall. Leaves obovate-elliptic, obtuse, 10-43 mm long, 2-18 mm broad. Racemes lateral, rarely terminal, shorter than leaves, dense, 13-18 mm long. Bracts persistent, ± equalling the pedicel. Sepals persistent; outer sepals very unequal, upper twice as large as the lower ones; inner sepals obovate-elliptic, 7 mm long, 3.5-4 mm broad, many nerved, veinlets ananstomosing. Lateral petals shorter than keel; keel 4-5 mm, crest 2-3 mm. Capsule orbicular, emarginate, 4 mm long, 4-4.25 mm broad, glabrous, wing 0.5 mm, ciliate. Seeds oblong, pilose; strophiole 3-lobed, 3-appendiculate, appendages 1/3 as long as the seed.
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