All Floras      Advanced Search
Pakistan V. 204 Login | eFloras Home | Help
Pakistan | Family List | Pakistan V. 204 | Chenopodiaceae | Agriophyllum

1. Agriophyllum latifolium Fisch. & C. A. Mey. ex Fenzl. in Ledeb., Fl. Ross. 3: 757. 1851; R.R.Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. PI. W. Pak. & Kashm. 216. 1972; Kom., Fl. URSS 6: 162 pI. 7, fig. 11. 1936. (Fig.17, A-C).

Annual, divaricately branched from the base, up to 50 cm. Leaves petiolate, rounded or sub-cordate at base, smaller above. Glomerules in the axils of all leaves, borne on projections of geniculately curved inflorescence branches. Perianth of usually 2 oval incised-toothed segments. Fruit 4-6 mm long, with scattered hairs, produced into a rather long somewhat spiny, bifid beak, winged in upper part, the wings forming 2 lateral sub-entire lobes gradually and narrowly decurrent into the beak. Seeds oblong-oval or elliptic, 1.5-2 mm long, erect.

Fl. Per.: July-October.

Type: Described from the Caspian Sea area, Cheleken, coll. ignot (LE).

A sand tumble-weed which may be collected in masses; Distribution: C. Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Related Objects  
  • Illustration
  • Illustration

     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |