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7. Lappula consanguinea (Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Gurke in Engl. & Prantl, Nat.-Pflanzenfam. iv. 3a:107. 1894. M. Popov in Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 19:447. 1953.


Lappula consanguinea

  • Echinospermum consanguineum Fisch. & C.A. Mey.
  • Echinospermum lappula var. consanguineum (Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Regel
  • Lappula echinata var. consanguinea (Fisch. & C.A. Mey.)

    Erect annual up to 40 cm; stem and branches with appressed to suberect hairs. Basal leaves oblanceolate, 20-60 x 5-8 mm, both surfaces covered with subappressed hairs arising from tuberculate base. Cauline leaves smaller. Fruiting pedicels c. 2 mm long, erect. Flowers blue. Calyx lobes c. 2 mm long, upper part with uniseriate glochidiate appendages, lower half 3-seriate, the main marginal appendages longer than the two other ones; outer 2 rows of appendages sometimes not glochidiate; middle dorsal area minutely tuberculate. Style exceeding nutlets for 0.7-1 mm.

    Fl. Per.: May.

    Type: Altai, Bunge s.n. (LE).

    Distribution: Caucasus, Europe, Soviet C. Asia, Pakistan, drier parts of Kashmir.

    Closely related to the more widespread weedy Lappula Squarrosa from which it may be distinguished by the less robust habit, narrower leaves, and nutlets with the marginal row of appendages longer than the appendages of the 2nd row.


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