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Pakistan | Family List | Boraginaceae | Solenanthus

1. Solenanthus circinnatus Ledeb., Fl. Alt. 1:194. 1829. DC., Prodr. 10:164. 1846; Boiss., Fl. Or. 4:270.1875; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:160.1883; M. Popov in Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 19:642.1953; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:131.1967; Kazmi, l.c. 34.


  • Solenanthus amplifolius Boiss.
  • Solenanthus petiolares DC.

    Perennial herb up to 1 m or more tall. Stem unbranched, hollow Basal leaves (including petiole), 12-40 x 5-17 cm, elliptic, oblong to oblanceolate, base sometimes cordate, pubescent on both surfaces. Cauline leaves much smaller, ± amplexicaul. Mature inflorescence loosely paniculate, capitate-circinate when young. Pedicels 2-3 mm in fruit. Calyx c. 4 mm long, pubescent, lobes lanceolate. Corolla pale pink to deep red, c. 5 mm long; lobes ± 1-1.5 mm long, acute, erect, throat scales oblong. Anthers less than 1 mm long, filaments 4-5 mm long, dilated towards base or not, exserted. Nutlets 6 mm long, ovoid, obtuse, dorsal surface appendiculate.

    Fl. Per.: May.

    Type: ‘In regionibus orientalibus ad fl. Irtysch,’ C.A. Meyer s.n. (LE).

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

    Found in forest undergrowth or in shrubberies from 2500-3500 m.


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