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Gastrocotyle hispida (Forssk.) Bunge, Delect. San. Hort. Dorpat. 1849:2. 1849. Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. Ser. 3.12:363.1849; Riedl, l. c. 254; Kazmi, l. c. 679.


  • Anchusa hispida Forssk.

    Stems up to 35 cm long, prostrate to ± erect, branched, hairy; hairs up to 2 mm long, arising from a swollen base. Leaves hairy on both surfaces. Basal leaves 4-100 x 9-11 mm, oblanceolate, undulate. Cauline leaves sessile, shorter and narrower, Calyx retrorsely hairy, deeply divided into obtuse lobes. Corolla purplish blue to blue, 2.5-3 mm long; tube ± calyx length, longer than the limb. throat vinous. Nutlets 3-4 mm broad, transversely ovoid, brown, rugulose-tuberculate. Basal ring thick, margin denticulate.

    Fl. Per.: March-May.

    Type: In desertis Kahirinis, Forsskal s.n. (C).

    Distribution: N. Africa, Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India.

    A widespread species found up to 2300 m.


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