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Pakistan | Family List | Boraginaceae | Rochelia

5. Rochelia cardiosepala Bunge in Mem. Acad. Sci. St. Petersb. Savants. Etr. 7:420. 1851. Boiss., Fl. Or. 4:246.1875; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:166.1883; M. Popov in Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 19:563.1953; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:90.1967.


Annual from 5-30 cm tall. Stem branched from the base or above. Stem and branches appressed hairy. Basal and lower cauline leaves oblanceolate, 15-70 x 4-8 mm, both surfaces covered with suberect hairs arising from a tuberculate base. Upper cauline leaves similar but smaller. Pedicels c. 2 mm long, hairy, up to 7 mm long and recurved in fruit. Calyx lobes 2-2.5 mm long, lanceolate, up to 6 mm and cordate, ± auriculate at base, nervose and with a prominent midrib. Nutlets 3-4 mm long, greyish, papillose. Style barely exserted from nutlets.

Fl. Per.: April-June.

Type: In rupibus graniticis ad Bakali Turkestanae, Lehmann s.n. (LE).

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

Easily recognised by the fruiting calyx which is much enlarged with cordate-auriculate sepals. Found in stony and weedy places from 1400-2000 m.


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