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32. Lindelofia S. Lehmann in Neue allg. Deutsche Gart.-Blumenzelt. 6:351. 1850. Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:137.1967; Kazmi in J. Arn. Arb. 52:334.1971.


Perennial herbs with pubescent parts. Flowers ebracteate. Calyx 5-partite, spreading in fruit. Corolla funnel form, blue or purple-blue, with spreading lobes. Throat scales present. Stamens 5. Ovary 4-lobed. Style long and slender. Nutlets dorsally compressed, appendiculate.

12 species in N. Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, URSS and China. Represented in Pakistan by 3 species.

1 Corolla tube equal to or much longer than the limb. Limb deep divided to more than 4 ½ length. Filaments ± the anther size, present basally below the base of the throat scales   (2)
+ Corolla tube shorter than limb. Limb shallowly divided 1 /3-1 /2 of its length. Filaments shorter than anthers, situated clearly below the base of the throat scales   1 Lindelofia anchusoides
2 (1) Corolla lobes oblong. Throat scales much shorter than anthers   2 Lindelofia stylosa
+ Corolla lobes ovate. Throat scales equal to or longer than anthers   3 Lindelofia longiflora

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