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9. Convolvulus lineatus Linn., Syst. Nat. ed. 10,2:923. 1759. M. Bieb., Fl. Taur.-Cauc. 1:146.1808, Choisy in DC., Prodr. 9:403.1845, Boiss., Fl. Or. 4:97.1879, Rech. f. in Ann. Nat. Mus. Wien 56:209.1948, Grigor., Fl. URSS, 19:26.1953, Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 311.1960, Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 2:15.1963, Sa’ad, l.c. 128, Stewart, l.c. 573, Tackholm, Stud. Fl. Egypt, ed. 2.426.1974. (Fig. 2, D).


National Herbarium, Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad. ( Now at Newnham College, Cambridge, England.)

Convolvulus lineatus

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Convolvulus besseri Spreng.

    Perennial, 3-35 cm tall, with a woody base and procumbent or ascending herbaceous stems, densely appressed sericeous. Leaves 25-50 (-60) x 8-10 (-15) mm, sericeous, lanceolate to oblanceolate to elliptic, subacute, base attenuate, basal leaves wider and scarious at the base. Flowers 1-many, axillary or terminal. Bracts longer than the inflorescence. Outer sepals c. 12 mm long, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, convex at the base, inner c.8 mm long, linear, broader and convex at the base, the upper part green, the lower colorless. All sepals densely sericeous. Corolla pink, c. 20 mm long. Style c. 5 mm long, ovary and style hairy. Fruit 6-7 mm ling, oblong-ovoid or obvoid pubescent. Seeds black, 3 mm long, puberulous.

    Fl.Per.: April-July. Fr. Per.: June-July.

    Type: Spain, Loefleng LINN 218/43.

    C-5 S. Waziristan, Wana, Duthie 15671 (K), Baluchistan: D-4 Quetta, Asghar Ali 48 (RAW), nr. Ziarat, Siddiqi 2072 (K), id. Z. Ali 4875 (K), Quetta, Lace 3716 (E).

    Distribution: widespread in the Mediterranean region, Iran, Afghanistan, Pamir-Alai, Tien Shen and Pakistan.

    Found gro wing in dry open areas at c. 2500m. The leaves form a rosette and are variable in shape.


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