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Pakistan | Family List | Boraginaceae | Lappula

1. Lappula spinocarpos (Forssk.) Ascherson in Verhandl. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 16 Sitzungsber. 88. 1874. Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:69. 1967; Kazmi, l.c. 500.


A ± erect to decumbent annual up to 25 cm. Stem and branches hairy with appressed to subappressed hairs. Basal leaves 12-30 x 2-3 mm, oblanceolate to linear lanceolate, obtuse, covered on both surfaces with subappressed hairs. Cauline leaves similar but smaller. Pedicel short, up to 5 mm in fruit. Calyx lobes c. 1.5 mm long, erect, 6-7 mm in fruit, some hairs suberect and arising from a tuberculate base. Corolla c. 3.5 mm long, blue, infundibuliform with a broad limb. Nutlets broader than long or not, pyramidal or broadly so, tuberculate; tubercles at the base enlarged or not.

Represented by 2 subspecies in Pakistan.

1 Nutlets longer than broad; tubercles t of uniform size, barely enlarged toward base of nutlet   1 Lappula spinocarpos subsp. spinocarpos
+ Nutlets usually broader than long; tubercles enlarged (sometimes spinose), towards base of nutlet   2 Lappula spinocarpos subsp. ceratophora

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