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Pakistan | Family List | Umbelliferae | Eryngium

Eryngium billardieri Del., Eryng. Hist. 25, t, 2. 1808. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., l.c. 670; Boiss., Fl. Or. l.c. 825.

Plants up to 50 cm tall, bluish, branched. Leaves pinnately divided; margin spiny; cauline leaves sessile. Involucre of 6-8 bracts alternating with spines; bracts margins entire to spiny; bracts 2-3 times longer the flowers. Bractlets c. 1 cm long, longer than the flowers. Calyx tube scaly; scales lanceolate to ovate, white. Sepals lanceolate to ovate, mucronate; mucro as long as the sepal. Styles long. Fruit scaly; vittae obsolete.

Type locality: Lebanon.

Distribution: Turkey, Caucasus, Iraq, Lebanon to Iran, W. Pakistan.

This species is hard to distinguish from E. coeruleum.


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