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Helinus lanceolatus Wall. ex Brandis, For. Fl. 574. 1874. Lawson in Hook. f., l.c.; Bamber, Pl. Punj. 592. 1916; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 2. 92. 1921; Stewart in Nasir & Ali, Ann. Cat. Vase. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 466. 1972.


  • Gouania lanceolata Wall.

    Shrub, climbing by means of unbranched tendrils; branches ribbed, smooth, younger parts slightly hairy. Leaves lanceolate, 2.5-6(-7) x 1-2.5 cm, petiole 3-5 mm long; stipules minute, dark brown. Inflorescence 3-9-flowered, axillary umbellate cymes with 1-3 cm long peduncle, pedicel 3-6 mm long, filiform. Calyx lobes c. 2 x 6 mm, acuminate, keeled within, hypanthium c. 2 mm long. Petals c. 2.5 x 2 mm, more or less spathulate, folded around and enveloping the filament. Disc glabrous; margin thin, free, unlobed. Stamen c. 3 mm long, anthers c. 1 mm long. Styles 3, c. 1.5 mm long with some what recurved stigmas. Fruit capsular 5-7 mm in diameter, splitting into 3 cocci. Seeds plano-convex, shining, dark brown, 5 x 4 mm.

    Fl. Per.: Almost throughout the year.

    Type: Delhi et Hardawar, Kamroop s.n. 1824 (K-W).

    Distribution: Pakistan, Western Himalayas, (from Kashmir to Kumaon) India.


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