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Published In: Plantae Asiaticae Rariores 3: 75, 87. 1832. (Pl. Asiat. Rar.) 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)
Contributor Text: KAMAL AKHTAR MALIK & ABDUL GHAFOOR
General/Distribution: A very small genus of c. 3 species, confined to Himalayan mountains of Pakistan, India, Nepal and China. Represented by 1 native species in Pakistan.

 

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Small, villose shrubs with broadly elliptic, rugose, crenate, acute, viscid leaves. Flowers pale-violet or purplish, in sessile, congested or laxly borne clusters on trichotomous or monochasial panicle; bracts linear-oblong, as long as the calyx; bracteoles similar to but shorter than bracts. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes ± equal, linear, hairy. Corolla tube ventricose, glabrous outside, limb subequally 5-lobed, lobes obtuse, twisted. Stamens 4, all fertile, included; anthers ovate or oblong, bithecous, basally muticous, connective apiculate or not. Ovary bilocular, hairy in the upper part, each locule 4-6ovuled; style gradually thickened upwards, hairy, stigma linear-lanceolate. Capsule linear-oblong, 6-8 (-12)-seeded. Seeds discoid, hairy or glabrous, on hooked retinacula.
 
 
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