Strigosella scorpioides (Bunge) Botsch.
Annual, 10-25 (-40) cm tall, branched, usually divaricately from the base, minutely and sparsely pubescent with branched hairs sometimes subglabrous. Leaves oblong or lanceolate, stalked to subsessile, shortly and sparsely toothed to entire; basal or lower 40-45 mm long, c. 10 mm broad; upper smaller or similar to lower. Racemes (5-) 10-20-flowered. Flowers small, c. 5 mm across, pinkish, bluish-pink or whitish; pedicels short inconspicuous, 1-2 mm long in fruit, thickened. Sepals 3-4 mm long. Petals c. 6 mm long, 1 mm broad. Stamens c. 3:4 mm long. Siliquae 4-5 cm long, c. 1 mm broad, linear, often very circinate above, subcompressed, torulose, ± pubescent with short, branched hairs; stigma short, subconical; seeds c. 1 mm long, oblong.
Fl. Per.: March-May.
Type: Iran, Bukhara, Lehmann (LE).
Distribution: Turcomania, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.
Differs from the previous species by its slightly smaller flowers, usually very circinate siliquae. M. multisiliqua Vas. with many, 20-40 mm long, ± erect siliquae is only a form of this species.