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Graellsia Boiss. in Ann Sc. Nat. ser. 2. 16:379. 1841. and 17:172.1842; Benth. & Hook.f., l.c. 72; Boiss., l.c. 306; Schulz in Engl. & Prantl, l.c. 524; Busch in Kom., l.c. 201 ; B. Poulter in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edin. 22: 85-93.1956 (partly); Goode & Cullen in Davis, l.c. 412 (partly); Hedge in Rech. f., l.c. 188. (partly).

Graellsia chitralensis

Credit: Shaukat & Azmat

Perennial, subcaespitose herbs with somewhat woody base, glabrous; shoots very sparsely leaved or aphyllous. Radical leaves long petioled with ovate to reniform blade, broadly sinuate-toothed to almost entire; cauline leaves if present, small linear, sessile or subsessile. Racemes ebracteate, simple or branched, usually subcorymbose, short, slightly increasing in length in fruit, rarely flexuose. Flowers small, white; pedicels filiform, flexuose, often spreading or deflexed, rarely short and somewhat thickened. Sepals subequal, not saccate. Petals about twice as long as the sepals, obovate-orbicular, short clawed, apex rounded. Stamens 6, filaments broadened but not appendaged; anthers short, obtuse. Lateral nectar glands semi-annular, open towards the outer side; middle glands present, joining the laterals. Ovary elliptic, 4-12 (or more) -ovuled, shortly stipitate; style short or long with depressed stigma. Siliculae elliptic, glabrous, usually broadly septate (rarely septum windowed or absent), indehiscent to dehiscent; seeds 1 to few, not winged or margined; radicle incumbent.

About 5 Asiatic species; only 1 in our area.

Lower Taxon


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