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Published In: The Flora of British India 4: 149. 1883. (Fl. Brit. India) 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.: December January.
Type: Type: Sind: ‘Jemidar ka lands, near Kurrachi, Stocks 466 (K, isotype E). det. as H. ditricho.
Distribution: Distribution: Endemic.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The species can readily be distinguished by the exserted stigmas.
Illustration: Heliotropium ophioglossum C.B. Clarke (Illustration)
Map Location: Sind: Karachi: G-4 Malir Cant., S. Abid 35(M); Drigh rd., Jafri 917 (E); Malir garden, 3.4.1955, Hasnain (KUH); Mangopir, A. Rahman 25722 (KUH) id., Jafri 1567 (KUH); hills opposite Karachi University, Y. Nasir and M. Qaiser 3625 (RAW); near Botany Department, 25.12.1967, Khush Gul s.n. (KUH); beyond Hub river, R. R. Stewart 29111 (E, KUH); N. Nazimabad,17-12-1952, I. Haque s.n. (KUH); Hab Chowki-Somniani, S. I. Ali et at 1472 (KUH, RAW); Gaddup, 13.12.1956 Abrar Husain & Gohor s.n. (RAW); id., Jafri 3711 (KUH); 7 miles from Thatta, Kaki lake, A. Jalis 1034 (RAW): id., Jam 3679 (E); Thatta-Ghulam Wala, Sultanul Abedin 3607 (KUH); 10-20 km N. of Hub Chauld, Rech. f. 28617 (US, M); Manors and Mangopir, M. Salim 25 (BM); Scinde, Stocks s.n. (K); Hub Jiwani, J. Lamond 773. (E); Jamshoro, M. A. Ali 636 (PPFI-B).


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Branched perennial up to 45 cm tall. Stem and branches 3-13 (-19) cm long, strigose, arising from a swollen base, intermixed with smaller and thinner hairs. Leaves 10-33 x 6-13 mm, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, hairy on both surfaces. Larger hairs stiff, arising from a bulbous base. Flowers uniseriate. Calyx ± 3.5 mm long, 5-partite, deciduous, densely hairy with longer stouter strigose hairs, 0.7-1 mm long; lobes linear-lanceolate. Corolla white; tube c. 4 mm long, pilose, glabrous within; lobes 1-1.2 mm long, obtuse to subacute, crenulate, nervose. Anthers 2.2-2.5 mm long, elongate, attached 1.5 mm from corolla base. Stigma 4-5 mm long, apex 2-appendaged, exserted, glabrous. Stigmatic ring prominent. Style 0.8 mm long, glabrous. Ovary glabrous. Fruit c. 1.5 mm long, lobed. Nutlets 4, dark brown.
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