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1. Hyoscyamus insanus Stocks in Hook. Kew. J. 4:118. 1852. Schoenbeck. Temesy, l.c. 78.


  • Hyoscyamus angulatus Griffith
  • Hyoscyamus muticus auctt. Non L.

    Perennial up to 70 cm tall, branched. Branches ± terete, glandular-tomentose. Leaves 4.5-9 x 3-8.2 cm, ovate to rhombic-ovate, repand-sinuate or dentate, truncate, cordate or cuneate. Petiole 10-20 mm long, glandular-hairy. Bract 5-6 mm long, up to 8 mm in fruit, lanceolate. Flowers often secund. Calyx 17-19 mm long, up to 28 mm in fruit, infundibuliform, nervose, glandular-hairy, shallowly 5-lobed; lobes 2-3 mm long, obtuse-cuspidate. Corolla infundibuliform, white to pale yellow, purplish suffused within; lobes obtuse. Anthers subexserted, 3.5-4 mm long, oblong; filaments pubescent. Style exserted above stamens, tip recurved. Pyxidium 7-10 mm long, elliptic-oblong, 2-celled; seeds 0.9-1.0 mm long, reniform, minutely reticulate-foveolate.

    Fl. Per.: Feb.-April.

    Type: Scinde hills, Stocks 623 (K).

    Distribution: S. Iran, S. E. Afghanistan, N.W.F.P. and Baluchistan (Pakistan).

    Deb (in Linn. Soc. Symp. Ser. 7.p.96.1979) reports that the species is cultivated in Kashmir for medicinal purposes.


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