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Physochlaina praealta (Decne.) Miers in Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Ser. 2, 5:473. 1850. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:244.1883.


  • Belenia praealta Decne.
  • Scopolia praealta Dunal

    Herb 1 m or more tall, branched, pubescent. Leaf lamina 7-11 x 5-9.5 cm, ovate, ovate-oblong, pubescent, midrib prominent on under surface. Petiole c. lamina length or shorter. Corymbs lax, pubescent. Pedicels 8-20 mm long, up to 35 mm in fruit, Calyx 9-11 mm long, tubular-campanulate, glandular-pubescent, up to 27 mm in fruit, ± chartaceous and nervose; lobes 3.5-5 mm long, triangualr, ovate. Corolla 20-30 mm long, infundibuliform, yellow, lobes obtuse-wavy, with greenish-brown veins. Stamens exserted; anthers 3 mm long, oblong, filaments slender, lower 1/3rd pubescent. Style exceeding stamens in length, slender, glabrous. Capsule broadly tubular, 7-9.5 mm long. Seeds 2.5-3 mm long, reniform, rugose-tuberculate, brownish-yellow.

    Fl. Per.: June-July.

    Type: Kashmir in Valle Hangarang et Spiti, Rici, Yurpo etc., alt. 3700 m, Jacquemont.

    Distribution: Karakorams, S. Tibet, China (Kashgar and Yarkand).

    A plant of high dry stony areas from 2590-4800 m.


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