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Chorispora sabulosa Camb. in Jacquem., Voy. Bot. 15, t. 15. 1844. Boiss., l.c. 144; Hook. f., l.c. 167; Kitam., l.c. 144.

Chorispora sabulosa

Credit: Shaukat & Azmat

  • Chorispora elegans Camb.
  • Chorispora elegans var. sabulosa (Camb.) O.E. Schulz

    Perennial, 5-25 cm long, suberect or ascending, branched mostly from the base, sparsely hairy with glandular and eglandular hairs, sometimes almost glabrous. Rosette leaves oblanceolate or spathulate, pinnatifid or sinuate-toothed, rarely subentire or entire, stalked, 20-60 (-80) mm long, 2-10 mm broad; cauline leaves ± similar to the radical leaves but gradually becoming smaller upwards. Racemes 10-25-flowered, up to 15 (-20) cm long in fruit. Flowers c. 10 mm across, pink or violet; pedicels 10-15 mm long in fruit. Sepals 3-4 mm long. Petals 6-10 mm long, 3-4 mm broad. Stamens c. 3:5 mm long; anthers c. 1 mm long. Siliquae c. 15 mm long, 2 mm broad, deeply and irregularly torulose; valves rigid, usually glabrous, somewhat tubercled (glandular) ; beak 1.5-3 mm long with a short stigma; seeds 6-10, c. 1.5 nun in diameter; usually valves breaking on each side into 1-seeded parts, often liberating the seeds free; replum persistent.

    Fl. Per.: May-July.

    Type: Kashmir, V. Jacquemont (P,K).

    Distribution: C. Asia, Himalayas, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    In the absence of flowers (flower colour) and properly developed fruits it may be confused with Chorispora macropoda Trautv., which has smaller yellow flowers and fruits. Pods are eaten raw or cooked by poorer people in the northern parts of our area.


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