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1. Rumex hastatus D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 74. 1825; Meisn. in DC., Prodr. 14: 72. 1856; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5: 60. 1886; Rech. f. in Candollea 12: 21. 1949; Kitamura, Fl. Afgh. 95. 1960; Fl. Iran. 56: 5. 1968; R.R.Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 214. 1972; Bhopal & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 1(2): 92. 1977; Hara in Hara et al., Enum. Fl. Pl. Nepal 3: 179. 1982; Munshi & Javeid, l.c. 87.

Vern.: Khatimal.

Acetosa hastiformis Love & Kapoor in Taxon 16: 521. 1967 non A. hastata Moench, Meth. 357. 1794.

Low richly branching shrub. Leaves with petioles of the same length as the balde; blade hastate, extremely variable in length and breadth, glaucous. Panicles terminal with erect-divergent, mostly simple branches. Pedicels thin, filiform, articulate near the base. External perianth segments ovate-elliptic, obtuse, hardly longer than the emargination of the valves, appressed to the margin of the valves. Valves c. 4 mm long and broad, thinly membranous, finely reticulately nerved, orbiculate-cordate in outline with a very small reflected basal grain. Nut up to 2 mm long, brown, broadest in the lower third.

Fl. Per.: June-October.

Type: Nepal, Wallich (K!).

A fairly common small shrub, growing on dry slopes, rocks and walls between 700-2500 m sometimes grows as a pure population; Distribution: N. Pakistan, NE Afghanistan, SW China.


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