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Pakistan | Family List | Plumbaginaceae | Acantholimon

Acantholimon leptostachyum Aitch. et Hemsl. in Journ. Linn. Soc. (Bot.). 18:76. 1880. Rech. f. & Koeie in (Symb. Afghan. 5) Biol. Skr. Vid. Selsk.

Loosely to densely pulvinate shrub; branches long, slender. Leaves linear-triquetrous, acerose, slightly puberulent. Scape slender, branched, twice as long as the leaves. Spikelets l-6, arranged in imbricate spikes. Bracts oblong-elliptic, hyaline-margined, much shorter than the calyx. Calyx narrowly funnel-shaped; limb white with reddish nerves.

Fl. Per.: July-September.

Type: Afghanistan, Kurram Valley; Drekalla Aitchison (K).

Distribution: Restricted to W. Pakistan and Afghanistan in the mountainous zone.


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