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Pakistan | Family List | Boraginaceae | Rochelia

1. Rochelia leiocarpa Ledeb., Fl. Alt. 1:172. 1829. DC., Prodr. 10:176.1846; Boiss., Fl. Or. 4:245.1875; M. Popov, l.c. 557; Kazmi, l.c. 111.


  • Rochelia incana Kar. & Kir.
  • Rochelia lissocarpa Dunn

    Thin delicate plant 5-30 cm tall. Stem with few branches. Stem and branĀ¬ches greyish with appressed to erect hairs. Basal leaves oblanceolate to obovate, 8-15 x 2-3 mm, covered on both surfaces with short suberct hairs; midrib and upper cauline leaves narrower. Racemes secund, lax, in fruit up to 5 cm long; Bracts linear, pubescent. Fruiting pedicels deflexed, 2-3 mm long. Calyx pubescent with suberect hairs, lobes c. 1.5 mm long, lanceolate, up to 3 mm and incurved in fruit. Corolla pale blue, 2-2.5 mm long, campanulate; lobes obtuse, less than 0.8 mm long. Nutlets c. 2 mm long, smooth and shiny, yellowish-brown. Style slightly exserted above nutlets.

    Fl. Per.: May-June.

    Type: Hab. in sterilibus ad fl. Kurtschum deserti Soongaro-Kirghisici Orientalis, Coll. ignot. (B).

    Distribution: Soviet C. Asia, W. Siberia, Turkestan, Songaria, Pakistan and Kashmir.

    Easily recognised by the shiny smooth nutlets.


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