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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 332–333. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) 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.: April-May.
Type: Syntypes: Hb. Linn. 326.1 And possibly: Hb. Bursar XI: 73.
Distribution: Distribution: Mediterranean region, Caucasus, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Found in stony and gravelly places from 300-1000 m.
Map Location: B-6 Ghandab valley, Mohmand Agency, 26.4.1968, S.A. Khan SAK 404 (PPFI-B); Dir: Timargarh, 22.5.1972, A.R. Beg 687 (PPFI-B); Charsada, Tan 7.5.1968, S.A. Khan SAK 427 (PPFI-B); B-7 Swat: Barikot, 3000', 19.4.1951 S. Ali 25952 (RAW); C-6 Kohat Dist.: Hangu Plains. 21.4.1954, A. Rehman 25856 (RAW); Peshawar, near Islamia College, date 1944, Hassan Din 8 (RAW); C-7 Attock Dist.: Jhalar, 7.4.1938, E. Nasir 16304 (RAW; KUH).


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Herb 10-25 (-30) cm tall. Stems erect divaricately branched, rigid, glabrous at the internodes, glandular-pubescent near the nodes or glabrous throughout. Leaves 7- 14 x 0.75-1 mm, linear, apex acute, base sessile with a hyaline cilia margin; with ± glandular hairs. Flowers solitary in the axils of leaves or up to 6 in axillary fascicles. Pedicels 2-3 mm, thick, glandular-pubescent. Calyx 12-15 m narrowly cylindrical, glandular-pubescent, 15-nerved, teeth lanceolate. Petals pink, claw as long as the calyx tube, limb bifid. Capsule cylindrical, included in the calyx.
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