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1. Lepyrodiclis holosteoides (C. A. Mey.) Fenzl ex Fisch. & Mey., Pl. Nov. Schrenk. 1:93. & 110. 1841. (in nota); Boiss., l.c. 668; Blatter & Fernandez in J. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. 36.959.1938; Gorshkova in Fl. 6:480.1936; Wagenitz in Ann. Mus. Wien. 61:75.1956; Mizushima in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 113.1960; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 245.1972.


  • Arenaria holosteoides (C. A. Mey.) Edgew. ex Edgew. & Hook. f.
  • Gouffeia holosteoides C. A. Mey.

    Annual herb up to 40 cm tall. Stems simple or branched, weak, sterile, decumbent to ascending or ± erect, glabrous to glandular-papillose. Leaves 15-70x 0 mm, lanceolate to linear or oblanceolate, usually the surfaces glabrous, ± glandular, margin scabrid, apex acute, base sessile. Bracts similar to leaves, but smaller: Inflorescence paniculate, spreading. Calyx campanulate. Sepals 5-7 mm, lanceolate, acute, glandular. Petals white, about 2/3rd the length of sepals, entire or retuse at apex. Capsule included in the persistent calyx. Seed c. 2 mm in diameter, shallowly canaliculate, finely tuberculate.

    Fl. Per.: April-July.

    Type: Caucasia, in montibus Talusch prope pagum Swant, C. A. Meyer (LE).

    Distribution: Iran, Caucasus, Turkey, Afghanistan, Chitral eastward to Kumaon, Nepal, W. Tibet, Mongolia, N.W. China.

    Widely distributed and common as a field weed from 1820-3960 m.


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