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Pakistan | Family List | Boraginaceae | Rochelia

8. Rochelia peduncularis Boiss., Dlagn. Pl. Orient. Nov. 1.7:35. 1846. Pl. Or. 4:246.1875; M. Popov in Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 19:561.1953; Riedl in Rech., Fl. Iran. 48:91.1967; Kazmi, in J. Arn. Arb. 52:113.1971.


Erect annual 10-30 cm tall. Stem generally branched above, appressed hairy with subpatent hairs. Fruiting racemes secund. Pedicels 2-3 mm in flower, up to 12 mm in fruit, recurved and gradually thickened upwards. Calyx lobes c. 1.5 long, linear, up to 5 mm in fruit, hairy and with a ± prominent midrib. Coro blue, 2-3 mm long. Nutlets 3-4 mm long, tuberculate. Style slightly exceeding nutlets.

Type: S. Persia In humidis alpis kuh Delu, Kotschy 531a (G, isotype W).

I have not seen any authentic specimens from our area. Description based on a Russian specimen (Golosk. 4290). Riedl and Kazmi (l.c. records the from Chitral and Baluchistan.


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