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2. Lappula sinaica (DC.) Ascherson ex Schweinf. in Mem. Inst. Egypt. 2:111. 1887. Brand, Pflanzenr. iv. 252 (Heft 97); 44.1931; M. Popov in Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 19:475.1953; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:76.1967.


  • Echinospermum kotschyi Boiss.
  • Echinospermum sinaicum DC.
  • Lappula divaricata B. Fedtsch.

    An erect usually sparsely branched annual up to 40 cm tall. Stem and branches covered with appressed to subappressed hairs. Basal leaves spathulate to ± oblanceolate, petiolate, including petiole 12-40 x 4-12 mm, covered on both surfaces with sub-appressed hairs. Upper leaves sessile. Pedicels very short to obsolete, 3-8 mm and ± recurved in fruit. Calyx lobes c. 1.5 mm long, hairy. Corolla blue or deeply so, with a white or yellow eye; tube 2.5-3 mm long. Nutlets c. 2 mm ovoid, minutely verrucate-tuberculate; margin ± indistinct, sometimes with few glochidiate appendages. Style slender, exceeding nutlets.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Type: Sinai, Aucher 118 & 2289 (G).

    Distribution: Sinai, Iraq, Iran, Caucasus, Afghanistan, Soviet C. Asia, Pakistan.

    Fairly distinct from our other species on account of the nutlets with an indistinct margin and surface which is minutely tuberculate-verrucose.


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