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Published In: Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis 4(2): 15, pl. 1377. 1848. (Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: mostly throughout the year.
Type: Type: Scinde: Baikur prope Deesa, Stocks s.n. (K; iso. types GH; W).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan, India.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Usually found in sandy areas.
Illustration: Sericostoma pauciflorum Stocks ex Wight (Illustration)
Map Location: Baluchistan: G-4 Hawks Bay, Kazmi 864 (PBS); Sonmiani, c. 30 miles N. of Karachi, shrub near road side, Y. Nasir 8655 (RAW); beyond Hub River, on rocks, 8.2.1950, R. R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Sind: Karachi Dist.: Meghapir, 12 miles from Karachi, M. Nath 16618 (RAW).


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A much branched shrub up to 50 cm tall. Stem and branches scabrid with hispid to setose appressed hairs arising from a swollen base, usually glabrescent with age. Leaves sessile, 10-30 x 2.5-7 mm, entire, lanceolate, hairy an both surfaces; hairs similar to those on stem. Flowers bracteate, usually in axillary or terminal clusters of 2–4 flowers; bracts leafy, but smaller. Calyx 3–4 nun long, With appressed strigose hairs; lobes lanceolale. Corolla 4.5 mm long, white, tube ± 2.5 mm keg; lobes ± oblong, nervose, margin crisp, lower half hairy; throat densely vinous with pale yellow hairs. Stamens subexserted, alternating with the lobes; filaments 1 mm long, dilated towards base; anthers c. 1.3 mm long, narrow oblong. Style 1.3 mm long, stigma sub-capitate. Nutlets c. 2.5 nun long, erect, slightly concave, brown, ovoid, back rugulose, minutely tuberculate.
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