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Nitraria schoberi Linn., Syst. Nat. ed. 10. 1044. 1759. Boiss., Fl. Orient. 1:919. 1867; Engler in Engler & Prantl. l.c.; Goode in Davis, Fl. Turk. 2:493. 1967; Tutin in Tutin et al., Fl. Europ. 2:205. 1968; Hadidi in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 98:10. 1972.

Nitraria schoberi
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  • Nitraria caspica Willd. ex Pall.
  • Nitraria roborowskii Komar.
  • Nitraria schoberi var. caspica Pall.
  • Nitraria schoberi var. roborwvskii (Komar.) Hadidi

    Perennial, much branched, woody shrub. Young branches covered with greyish pubescence, spiny at apices. Leaves fasciculate, alternate on new shoots, sessile, oblanceolate-spathulate or oblong-spathulate, attenuate, up to 50 mm long, 3-8 mm broad, apex obtuse, mucronulate, sparsely hairy; stipules minute, mem┬Čbranous. Flowers sessile, c. 4 mm across, whitish-yellow. Sepals slightly connate at the base, broadly ovate, 1.5-2 mm long, glabrous or glabrescent. Petals concave, 2.5-3.5 mm long, glabrous, hooded at the apex. Stamens in 3 whorls of 5 each. equal, outer whorl opposite the sepals, middle and inner whorls anti petalous, anthers oblong, versatile, those of middle and inner whorls enclosed by apical hood of petals. Drupe 5-15 mm in diameter, ovoid-spherical, longitudinally sulcate, reddish-purple, glabrous.

    Type: Herb. Linn. 624. 1 (LINN).

    Distribution: S.E. Romania, South Russia, Chinese Turkestan, Siberia, Syria, Palestine, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan.


     

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