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Pouzolzia hirta (Blume) Hassk., Cat. Hort. Bog.Alt. 80. 1844. Hook.f.,l.c.586.; Bamber,Punj.Pl.524. 1916; Collett, Fl. Simi. 468.1921.

Annual, prostrate or subprostrate to erect, up to 90 cm tall, pubescent to glabrescent herb. Leaves opposite, sessile or with 1-5 mm long petiole; lamina narrowly ovate-lanceolate, 1.5-10(-15) cm long, 1-2(2.5) cm broad, sparsely appressed hairy on both sides, rounded or cordate at the base, entire, acute; stipules ovate, 2-3 mm long, acuminate. Flowers yellowish, in dense axillary fascicles. Calyx in male flowers deeply 5-lobed, lobes c. 3 mm long, acuminate, incurved, sparsely ciliate; in female shallowly 4-lobed. Stamens 5, c. 2.5 mm long, antisepalous. Achenes c. 1.5 mm long, enclosed by persistent ribbed calyx.

Fl.Per.: May-September

Type: Described from Java, Indonesia (L).

Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F. Province, Kashmir), India (Punjab, Kumaon, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Khasia, Behar, Assam), China, Malaysia, Australia.


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