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Pakistan | Family List | Plumbaginaceae | Plumbago

Plumbago zeylanica Linn., Sp. Pl. 151:. 1753. Boiss., Fl. Or. 4:875.1879; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:480.1882.

A rambling shrub; branches woody, angular-striated. Leaves ovate, 7 cm long and 3 cm broad, acute, narrowing suddenly into the petiole; petiole l-2 cm long with a dilated amplexicaul base, glabrous or puberulous. Flowers rather densely arranged in 10-35 cm long, often branched spikes; rachis of the spike often pubescent or glandular. Bracts ovate, acute, 5-6 mm long, 3 times shorter than the calyx. Calyx tubular, 1-1.5 cm long, covered with stalked glands; limb 5-fid; teeth very short, corolla gamopetalous; tube 2 times longer than the calyx; limb white, 5-Iobed; lobes cuneate-retuse, shortly mucronate. Stamens free. Style slender glabrous. Described from India.

Fl.Per.: July-September.

Type probably in Herb. Cliff.

Distribution: Found throughout the tropics of the old world. In W. Pakistan and India found wild and in cultivation; readily spreading.


 

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