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Pycnoplinthus uniflorus (Hook.f. & Thoms.) O.E. Schulz in Engler, Pflanzenr. 86(IV.105): 199. 1924. in Engl. & Prantl, l.c. 503.

Pycnoplinthus uniflorus

Credit: Shaukat & Azmat

  • Braya uniflora Hook. f. & Thoms.
  • Hesperis uniflora (Hook. f. & Thoms.) O. Ktze
  • Sisymbrium uniflorum (Hook. f. & Thoms.) Fourn.

    Perennial, caespitose, small herbs; rootstock 5-7 mm thick, somewhat fusiform, slender, with persistent leaf bases. Radical leaves narrowly linear, 10-20 mm long, 1.5-2 mm broad, usually entire, sessile or subsessile, glabrous; cauline leaves absent. Scapes (pedicel) 1-flowered, c. as long as the leaves with flower overtopping the leaves. Flowers 6-8 mm across, white, often turning pale violet. Sepals 3-3.5 mm long. Petals 5-6 mm long, c. 2.5 mm broad. Stamens c. 3: 4 mm long; anthers c. 1 mm long. Siliquae 10-15 mm long, c. 1.5 mm broad, glabrous, often slightly curved near the apex; seeds 5-6 in each locule, c. 1.5 mm long, ovoid, brownish, finely reticulated.

    Fl. Per.: June-July.

    Type: W. Tibet, Nubra, Thomson (K).

    Distribution: Tibet, Karakorum and Balti.


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