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Pakistan | Family List | Plumbaginaceae | Plumbago

Plumbago capensis Thunb., Prod. Pl. Cap. 33. 1794.

A semi-climbing shrub, often diffusely branched, glabrous except the inflorescence. Leaves elliptic to elliptic-spathulate or elliptic-ovate, 3-7 cm long, obtuse and shortly mucronate, tapering into a short petiole. Flowers in compact panicle. Bracts ovate-mucronate. Calyx tubular, 2-3 times shorter than the corolla, finely pubescent with stalked glands on the upper part, limb 5-fid. Corolla gamopetalous, tube 2 cm long; limb usually blue, 5-lobed.

Fl.Per.: July-October.

Type: S. Africa, Cape, Thunberg (UPS).

Distribution: Cultivated in W. Pakistan. Indigenous to S. Africa.


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