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Published In: 1966. Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: Aug.-Sept.
Type: Type: Described from S. India.
Distribution: Distribution: Tropical Asia and Australia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Found throughout the country except Sind and Baluchistan. 300-1500 m.alt.s.m.
Photo: Polygala arvensis Adema (Photo)
Map Location: B-7 Hazara: Dadar, Y. Nasir 6171 (RAW); Abbottabad, R.R. Stewart 27847 (RAW); C-7, Rawalpindi Dist.: Panjar, R.R. Stewart 28525 (RAW); Ayub Park, Stewart, Nasir and Siddiqi 1354 (RAW); Rawal Dam, M.A. Siddiqi 1356 (RAW) ; Near Toll Gate, Murree Road, R.R. and I.D. Stewart 5080 (RAW) ; Karot, M.A. Siddiqi and Y. Nasir 6068 (RAW) ; Salt Range, Drummond 14470 (K); C-8 Kashmir: Pirkot, M.A. Siddiqi 29063 (RAW); Nawal Nadi, A. Rashid, 12.ix.1963(RAW).


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Annual, pubescent, usually procumbent, 6-30 cm tall. Leaves obovate, linear-lanceolate, elliptic or linear, mucronate, 4-55 mm long, 1-7 mm board, + margin recurved. Racemes lateral, shorter than the leaves, dense, + truncate, 10-15 mm long. Bracts persistent, shorter than the pedicel. Sepals persistent; outer sepals ± equal, acute-acuminate, glabrous, broadly hyaline margined; inner sepals ovate-elliptic, acute-acuminate, oblique, falcate 3-5 mm long, 1.5-2.5 mm broad, slightly enlarged in fruit, covering c. 1 /2 of the fruit, ciliate except at apex, 3-4 nerved, veinlets anastomosing. Lateral petals longer than keel; keel 4 mm long, crested. Capsule oblong-orbicular, emarginate, 3.5-5 mm long, 3-4 mm broad, glabrous, wing ± 0-0.25 mm, ciliate. Seeds oblong, pilose; strophiole 3-appendiculate, appendages minute.
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