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Ziziphora pamiroalaica Juz. ex Nevski


Description from Flora of China

Subshrubs aromatic. Roots robust, woody, twisted. Stems numerous from woody base, reddish, slender or robust, ascending or prostrate, flexuous, 7-30 cm, with short, sparse, retrorse, slightly rigid hairs. Petiole to 3 mm; leaf blade oblong-ovate to subcircular, 2-15 × 1.7-7 mm, folded, pubescent, conspicuously glandular, base attenuate to petiole, margin entire or 1- or 2-denticulate, apex obtuse to subacute. Capitula globose, 1.2-2.8 cm in diam., compact; floral leaves not longer than calyx, reflexed. Pedicel short. Calyx green or purplish, 4-6 mm, with long, dense, flaccid white hairs as long as to longer than calyx width. Corolla rose, tube slightly exserted, limb large. Stamens much exserted; anthers purple (specimens not seen).

Gravelly areas, valleys, gorges. Xinjiang [Tajikistan].


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