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22. Euphorbia inderiensis Less. ex Kar. & Kir., Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 15(2): 448. 1842. Prokh. in Fl. URSS 14: 468. 1949; Rech. f. & Schiman-Czeika in Fl. Iran. 6: 19.1964.


Euphorbia inderiensis

Credit: M. Rafiq

  • Euphorbia pygmaea Fisch. et Mey. ex Boiss.

    An erect, glabrous, ± glaucous annual herb not usually exceeding 15 cm in height. Leaves sessile. Stem-leaves few, alternate or subopposite; upper leaves all opposite. Leaf-blades all linear, 0.5-2.5 cm x 0.5-1 mm, subacute or obtuse, entire. Branching repeatedly dichotomous in the upper ½ or 2/3 of the plant, at some nodes occasionally trichotomous, with the cyathia solitary in the forks of the dichotomies; axillary shoots also present, sometimes arising from the cotyledonar axils. Glands minute, transversely ovate, dark purple. Fruits ovoid-trilobate, 2.5 x 2.2 mm, smooth. Styles free, 0.5 mm long, bifld, stigmas thickened upwards. Seeds cylindric, hexagonal, 2 x 1 mm, longitudinally sulcate, transversely rugulose, pale grey, with a stipitate, discoid caruncle.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: April.

    Holotype: USSR, Kazakhstan, L. hider, Lessing s.n. (B).

    Distribution: Soviet Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan. In gritty soil on dry hill-slopes in Artemisia - steppe.


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