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Pakistan | Family List | Boraginaceae | Myosotis

3. Myosotis stricta Link ex Roem. & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 4:104. 1819. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:174.1883; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:264. 1967.


  • Myosotis arenaria Schrad.
  • Myosotis micrantha auct. Plur. non Pall. ex. Lehm.

    Annual herb up to 30 cm tall. Stems several to many, branched, covered with spreading unequal hairs up to 0.5 mm long. Basal leaves 10-30 x 4-8 mm, oblong to obspathulate, covered on both surfaces with suberect hairs up to 1 mm long. Upper cauline leaves smaller, ovate-lanceolate; upper surface more densely hairy than lower ones. Inflorescence up to 18 cm in fruit, lax. Pedicel up to 2.5 mm long in fruit, not reflexed. Calyx c. 2 mm half cleft in to linear-lanceolate lobes, basal part with slender suberect uncinate hairs, intermixed with short appressed hairs, those on the lobes appressed. Corolla blue, limb 2-3 mm broad, with spreading lobes. Nutlets ± ovate, 1.4 mm long, smooth, shiny, light brown, areola minute.

    Fl. Per.: May-June.

    Type: “In arvis.”.

    Distribution: N. Africa, Europe, Turkey, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, N.W. India.

    To be expected in the northern areas of Pakistan. Perhaps overlooked. Found from 2100-3000 m.


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