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Pakistan | Family List | Pakistan V. 204 | Chenopodiaceae | Halogeton

2. Halogeton tibeticus Bunge in Mem. Acad. Imp. Sc. Petersb. 7, sér. 4. 11: 94. 1862.

H. falconeri Clarke mss.; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. Pak. Kashm. 223. 1972; H. glomeratus (M.-Bieb.) C.A. Mey. var. tibeticus (Bunge) Grubov, Pl. As. Centr. 2: 117. 1966; H. kashmirianus Grey-Wilson & Wadhwa in Kew Bull. 42: 473. 1987.

Annual, 10-40 (-45) cm high, branched from base and above, prostrate to erect, thin rootstock, scabrid to vesiculate. Leaves alternate somewhat fleshy, dark green, linear-oblong, 0.4-0.8 ´ 0.03-0.1 cm, entirely with membranous auriculate base, with apical bristles, almost half length of leaves, scabrid, and long hairs in the axils. Flowers axillary, in clusters of 2-4 (-5), sessile. Bracts and bracteoles linear-oblong, 1-2 mm long. Perianth pink, white or pale greenish, lobes elliptic-oblong, 1.5-2 mm long, appendaged; appendage c. one-third length of perianth lobes, somewhat triangular, scarcely expanded in fruit. Stamens 3, exserted. Ovary, glabrous, styles 2, filiform. Fruit depressed-subglobose, glabrous; embryo spiral.

Type: In regime temperate regni Tibetani occidentalis, alt. 12.1400¢, T. Thomson (iso-E!).

Distribution: C. Asia (incl. Kizil Kum, Kara Kum, Tianshan, Pamir Alai), C. Afghanistan, Pakistan (Gilgit), Kashmir, China (Kansu, Sinkiang, Tibet).

Considered by Hedge (l.c. 356) as synonymous with the previous species.


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