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6. Lithospermum L., Sp. Pl. 132. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5.64.1754; C. B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:174.1883; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:148.1967; Kazmi in J. Arn. Arb. 52:355.1971.


Annual or perennial herbs with hispid or rough parts. Leaves entire, alternate. Inflorescence a raceme or flowers axillary. Calyx 5-partite, lobes linear. Corolla tubular or funnelform, usually with a gibbous throat; lobes suberect to spreading at anthesis. Stamens 5, included. Ovary prominently 4-lobed; style slender, stigma 2-fid. Nutlets 4, ovoid, smooth to tuberculate.

c. 50-species, mainly American, a few African, European and Asian. Represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

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