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Syringa emodi Wall. ex Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mount. 267. t. 65. f. 2. 1835. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3: 605. 1882; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3: 319. 1956; E. Murray in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 52: 3. 1968.

Syringa emodi

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Syringa indica Royle ex Lindl.
  • Syringa villosa var. emodi (Wall. ex Royle) Rehder
  • Syringa vulgaris var. emodi (Wall. ex Royle) Jaubert

    Shrub up to 5 m high. Bark of branchlets silver-grey, lenticellate. Leaves up to 9 cm long and 5 cm broad, entire, elliptic-oblong, shortly acuminate, base acute, coriaceous, dark green and glabrous above, whitish beneath, slightly pubescent when young; venation prominent, closed. Flowers scented, in dense thyrsoid panicles usually arising from a terminal bud, with basal leaves. Corolla white or purple, tube 1 cm long, lobes shorter, valvate, linear-oblong, hooded at the tips. Anthers about one-half exserted. Capsule 15 mm long, 4 mm broad, cylindrical, acute, slightly curved, opening into 2 halves.

    Fl. Per.: May-July. Fruit: September-October.

    Type: “Kemaon versus Himalayam”. Wallich 2831 (K, isotype).

    Distribution: Western Himalaya, from Pakistan to Kumaon.

    Common in the hills up to the subalpine zone, 2000--3000 m, all over the northern parts of Pakistan. Sometimes cultivated in gardens for flowers, leaves used as fodder for goats.


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