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Parietaria judaica Linn., Fl.Palaest. 32. 1756. Strand in Linn., Amoen. Acad. 4:464. 1759; Sp.Pl. ed.2.1492.1762; Boiss., l.c.; Hook.f., l.c.; R.R.Stewart l.c.; Chrtek in Rech.f., Fl.Iran. 105; 12.t. 18.1974.

  • Parietaria officinalis subsp. judaica (Linn.) Beguinot
  • Parietaria ramiflora Moench

    Perennial, pubescent to glabrescent, 10-50 cm tall, basally woody herb. Leaves with 0.3-2 cm long, filiform, hairy petiole; lamina lanceolate-ovate or ovate-elliptic, 1-3(4) cm long, 0.5-2.0 (-2.5) cm broad, subtruncate to cuneate or rarely subcordate at the base, apex acute, appressed pubescent to glabrescent. Cymose flower clusters compact, few to many-flowered, subsessile to sessile, solitary, axillary. Flowers greenish, mostly bisexual, c. 3 mm across; bracts ovate-lanceolate or elliptic, 2.5-3 mm long, enlarged in fruit, subconnate at the base, obtuse. Calyx c. 3 mm long, lobes inflexed. Achenes ovoid, 1.5-2 mm long, brown, shining.

    Fl.Per.: July-August.

    Type: Described from Palestine.

    Distribution: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, westwards to North Africa and southern Europe.


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