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Pakistan | Family List | Boraginaceae | Coldenia

Coldenia procumbens L., Sp. Pl. 125. 1753. Clarke, l.c.; Cooke, l.c.; Kazmi l.c. 48.


Procumbent branched herb. Young shoots silky-pubescent. Branches up to 35 cm or more long. Leaves 10-30 x 5-15 mm, obovate to oblong, pinnatifid subobtuse; lobes hairy, especially on lower surface. Petiole 3-7 mm long, dent hairy. Flowers solitary. Calyx ± 2.3 mm long; lobes 4, narrow ovate, c. 2 mm long hairy. Corolla ± calyx size, 4-lobed; lobes obtuse, c. 1.2 mm long. Stamens 4 subsessile; anthers c. 0.4 mm long. Drupe (3-) 4-lobed, ± pyramidal shaped, 2.5 x 3-3.5 mm. Pyrenes beaked, puberulose.

Fl. Per.: April-May.

Type: ‘Habitat in India, Hb. Linn 174/1 (LINN).

Distribution: Tropical India, Sind, Sri-Lanka, Africa, Australia and America.

Apparently rare in Pakistan and perhaps overlooked. To be expected in parts of S. Punjab. Bears a superficial resemblance to the Urticaceous Forsskaolea tenacissima.

Found in moist places.


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