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Tamaricaria elegans (Royle) Qaiser & Ali, Blumea. 24:153. 1978.


  • Myricaria elegans Royle

    Shrub with reddish brown to blackish brown bark 34 m tall, branches spreading-straight, glabrous. Leaves 8-15 mm long, 3-4 mm broad, entire, subobtuse with attenuate bases. Raceme 10-25 cm long, 1-1.5 cm broad, sterile for a considerable length. Bracts herbaceous, acute-acuminate, 34 mm long, 1.5-2 mm broad, pedicel 2.5-3 mm long with 5-7 mm long flowers. Sepals fused about half of their length, lobes ovate to triangulate ovate, 2.5-3 (-3.5) mm long, 1.0-2.5 mm broad. Petals obovate to obovate oblong, rarely slightly notched on one side, 5-7 mm long, 34 mm broad. Stamens 10, somewhat dilated at the base, shorter filaments 3 mm, longer 4 mm long, anthers 1.5 mm long. Stigma very minutely 3-lobed, sessile, ovary triquetrous-pyramidal, 7-8 mm long. Capsule 8-10 mm long, 2-3 mm broad. Seeds beaked, beak comose from the apex.

    Fl. Per.: July-August.

    Holotype: Lippa in Kunawar, Royle s.n. (LIV).

    Distribution: Same as that of the genus.


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