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3. Anabasis lachnantha Aellen & Rech. f. in Anz. Math.-Nat. Kl. Ă–sterr. Akad. Wiss. 1961. 2: 26. 1961; Freitag in Ali & Ghaffar, eds., Pl. Life S.Asia 80. 1991; Hedge, l.c. 314.

Shrub greyish white, silvery or silvery white or dull brown, up to l m. high and wide. Caudex up to 5 cm diameter. Stems profusely branched, erect or prostrate, brittle; internodes on current years shoots 10-15, c. 7 mm long; short lateral buds often present at nodes. Leaves reduced to scale-like cusps, up to 1 mm long. Flowers solitary, immersed in white axillary tufts of hairs. Fruits not known.

Holotype: Iraq, Basra, southern desert, c.28 km SW Samawa, in arenosis lapidosis, K. H. Rechinger 8159 (W); iso- (E!).

Distribution: South Iraq, Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, S. Persia, Pakistan (Makran).

All the specimens cited above lack flowers or fruits. The type specimens have a clear shining and glabrous whitish to silvery facies, whereas all material cited above has a brownish puberulent appearance.


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