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Bothriospermum tenellum (Hornem.) Fisch. & Mey., Index Sem. Hort. Petrop. 1:23. 1855. C. B. Clarke, l.c., Kashyap, Lah. Dist. Fl. 171.1936; Riedl in Rech. f., F1. Iran. 48:56.1967; Kazmi, l.c.


  • Anchusa tenella Hornem.
  • Cynoglossum diffusum Roxb.
  • Cynoglossum prostratum D. Don

    Prostrate branched, pubescent herb up to 32 cm long. Leaves 12-27 x 3-10 mm, uppermost leaves smaller, obovate to lanceolate, undulate. Flowers blue to white, small, pedicellate; pedicels 2-3 mm long. Calyx 2.5-4 mm long, slightly accrescent, ± stellate in fruit, lobes linear-lanceolate. Corolla tube ± equalling calyx; lobes obtuse, ± spreading. Throat with 5 emarginate minute scales. Anthers c. 0.5 mm long, ovate, obtuse, attached below the throat. Style ± 0.5 mm long. Nutlets c. 1 mm long, minutely tubercled-scabrous, brown, basal ring minutely scabrous, ± elliptic.

    Fl. Per.: April

    Type: Hab. in China in Hb. Vahl, det. as Anchusa zeylanica..

    Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China, Japan, Philippines, Mascarene and Hawaiian Islands.

    Uncommon and perhaps overlooked due to small size. Found up to 1676 m.


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