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Euclidium tenuissimum (Pallas) B.Fedtsch. in Bull. Hell .Boiss. 2(4): 915. 1904. Schulz in Engl.& Prantl, l.c. 476; Hedge in Rech.f., l.c. 1 28.

Euclidium tenuissimum

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  • Bunias tatarica Willd.
  • Euclidium tataricum (Willd.) DC.
  • Litwinowia tatarica (Willd.) Woron.
  • Litwinowia tenuissima (Pall.) Woron. ex Pavlov
  • Vella tenuissima Pallas

    Annual, 20-50 cm tall, erect, branched, with branches and leaves thin and narrow as compared to the above species, ± hairy with simple, somewhat rough hairs; hairs whitish, ciliate, often spreading or slightly deflexed. Basal leaves often deeply pinnatifid, 3-4-lobed, stalked, 3-10 cm long, 0.5-2 cm borad; upper leaves narrowly elliptic or linear, 1-6 cm long, (0.3-) 0.5-1 cm broad, subsessile or sessile, sparsely toothed to entire. Spikes 15-30-flowered, lax, up to 25 cm long in fruit. Flowers c. 2.5 mm across, white, sub-sessile; pedicel up to c. 1 mm long, ascending or subappressed in fruit. Sepals 2-2.5 mm long. Petals 3.5-4 mm long, 1 mm broad. Stamens c. 2.5:3 mm long. Siliculae orbicular, c. 3 mm in diam., (excl. c. 2.5 mm long, deiduous narrowly cylindrical beak), glabrous, obscurely wrinkled in the middle of the valves, with a ± distinct mid-vein; septum c. 2 mm in diam. sub-membranous, yellowish; seed 1 in each locule, c. 1.2 mm in diam., orbicular, flat¬tered.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Type: C. Asia, south Jaikum, Pallas (LE, BM).

    Distribution: C. Asia, Trans-Caspian region, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and N.W.Himalaya.


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