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6. Rhamnus prostrata Jacq. ex Parker in Kew Bull. 21. 217. 1921. For. Fl. l.c. 89; Kitam., Fl. Afgh. 267. 1960; R.R. Stewart, l.c.; Browicz & Zielinski, l.c.


  • Rhamnus persica* Lawson

    A dwarf decumbent shrub, few cm in height, thorny, thorn at the end of branches, leaves alternate, clustered, 1.8-6 x 1-4 cm elliptic, obtuse, obscurely serrate, glabrous, petiole c.2 mm long, ± pubescent. Flowers solitary axillary, 4-merous greenish, minute, pedicel c. 2 mm long. Calyx lobes ovate-tringular, as long as the tube. Petals minute, narrowly linear. Disc glabrous, stamen exceeding the petals, style 3-fid. Fruit 2-5 mm long, obovoid, black, 3-lobed, seeds c. 2 mm long, somewhat ovoid in shape, slightly grooved bifid at the apex.

    Fl. Per.: May-June.

    Type: Garwhal, Strachey & Winterbottom 7 (K.).

    Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Himalayas from Jhelum to Garhwal, Kashmir. Ladak, India, Iran.


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