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Turgenia latifolia (L.) Hoffm., Gen. Umb. ed. 1. 59. 1814. Boiss., Fl. Or. l.c., 1087; Heywood, l.c.

  • Caucalis latifolia Linn.
  • Tordylium latifolia Linn.

    Plants 10-30 cm tall, hirsute. Leaves pinnate, hirsute, 5-10 cm long; segments oval, 1-5 cm long, pinnatifid to pinnatipartite; leaf bases sheathing. Involucre of 1-5 membranous white, linear to lanceolate bracts or lacking. Rays 2-5, hirsute. Involucel of 5 lanceolate to oval, white, pubescent bractlets. Calyx teeth evident. Petals white to rose coloured. Stylopodium conical; styles short. Fruit c. 1 cm long, spiny; spines barbed; 7 primary and secondary ridges with 1-3 rows of spines, the dorsal and the intermediate ridges larger than the secondary; the lateral ridges on the commissural surface with a row of spines or tubercles.

    Type: Described from Europe.

    Distribution: Europe, North Africa, Iran, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Himalayas in India and W. Pakistan.

    This is a common species in W. Pakistan from 1-3000 m.


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