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Eriocycla Linda. in Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mount. 232. 1835. Wolff in Engler, Pflanzenr. 4, 90: 105. 1927; Hiroe, Umb. Asia 1: 25. 1958.

  • Pituranthos subgen. Eriocycla (Lindl.) C.B. Clarke

    Perennial, pubescent. Leaves radical and cauline; segments linear to ovate. Umbels terminal and lateral. Involucre and involucel of linear bracts and bract-lets. Rays 2-10, unequal, pubescent. Calyx teeth minute or obsolete. Petals white or yellowish-white. Ovary densely pubescent; styles short or long, suberect to deflexed. Fruit elliptic to ovoid, slightly laterally compressed; ridges thin; furrows 1-vittate; commissure 2-vittate. Inner seed face plane to slightly concave.

    A genus of about 8 species in the temperate and alpine regions extending from N. Iran to W. China.

    1 Plants 50 cm to 1 m tall. Upper part of the stems almost leafless. Rays 5-10   Eriocycla nuda
    + Plants less than 50 cm tall. Upper part of the stems with a few reduced leaves. Rays 2-7   (2)
    2 (1) Rays 4-7. Stylopodium and styles light brown in colour; styles 2 mm long. Plants slightly pubescent   Eriocycla thomsonii
    + Rays 2.5. Stylopodium and styles purple in colour; styles 1 mm long. Plants hoary white.   Eriocycla staintonii

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