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Leysera leyseroides (Desf.) Maire in Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord. 20: 186. 1929; Bremer, l.c. 379; Rech. f., l.c.; S. Abedin & J. S. Mossa, l.c.

  • Asteropterus leyseroides (Desf.) Rothm
  • Gnaphalium leseroides Desf.
  • Leysera capillifolia (Willd.) DC.
  • Longchampia capillifolia Willd.

    Tomentose-glabrescent, glandular, annual herbs. Branches capillary, often divaricate. Leaves 5-25 x 0.5-1 (-1.5) mm, laxly tomentose glabrescent on the dorsal surface, tomentose-stipitate glandular on the ventral surface. Capitula cyathiform. Peduncles 15-45 mm long, glabrous, phyllaries 15-45, scabrous, acute to obtuse, outer ones small, ovate, inner gradually longer, oblong, linear, 6-9 x 0.6-1.5 mm. Ray florets 8-30, rays very small, hardly exserted beyond the involucre. Cypselas of ray florets 2.8-4.5 mm long, pappus scales short, flat, acute to obtuse. Disc florets 20-100; corollas 2.8-4 mm long, tube with scattered, subulate-conical, multicellular hair. Cypselas equalling to that of ray florets, glabrous or with few scattered hairs; setae of inner pappus 2-5, barbellate at the base, plumose apically; scales of outer pappus, short, flat, ± obtuse.

    Lectotype: El Misma, Musil, Herb. Desfontaines (P, Microfiche!).

    The eastern most limit of this species is N W Baluchistan (Pakistan); Distribution: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Sinai, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan (Baluchistan).


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