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Glaucium elegans Fish. & Mey., Ind. Sem. Hort. Petrop. 1:29. 1835. Boiss., l.c 120.; Fedde l.c 96; Popov in Kom., Fl. URSS. 7:594. 1937; Cullen in Rech. f., l.c 34.

Glaucium elegans

Credit: Azmat

  • Glaucium pumilum Boiss.
  • Glaucium squamigerum auct. non Kar. & Kir.
  • Glaucium tenue Regel et Schmalh.

    Annual, glabrous to sparsely pilose herb, (5-) 10-30 cm tall with white hairs on the lower part of the stem. Radical leaves pinnatisect or pinnatifid, (6-) 10-15 cm long, 2-3 cm broad, segments acute to accuminate, ovate, upper leaves sessile, ovate, cordate to almost rounded, amplexicaul, obtuse, sinuate and dentate. Pedicel c. 1 cm long; bracts foliaceous, 10-15 mm long, 10-20 mm broad. Buds narrowly oblong to oblong 1-2 cm long, glabrous to sparsely pilose. Sepals obtrullate-oblong, 8-12 mm long, 6 mm broad, glabrous or sparsely pilose outside. Petals suborbicular-obovate, 12-15 mm long, 12-14 mm broad with slightly undulate margin, orange, with brownish black spots at the base. Stamens many seriate, 10-12 mm long; anther oblong, c. 2 mm long; filaments obscurely winged or dilated throughout their length. Ovary linear-oblong, 8-10 mm long, densely tuberculate; style absent; stigma dome shaped. Fruit linear-oblong, 5-10 cm long, 2-3 mm broad, contorted, rarely arched, covered with smooth conical spine-like papillae, 2 horned at the apex, torulose. Seeds many, oblong cylindrical, 1-1.2 mm in diameter, slightly curved.

    Fl.Per. April-May.

    Type: N. Iran (LE).

    Distribution: Afghanistan, Iran and W. Pakistan.


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