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Pakistan | Family List | Plumbaginaceae | Acantholimon

Acantholimon polystachyum Boiss. in DC., Prodr. 12:624. 1848. Bunge in Mem. Acad.Sc. Petersb. ser. 7.18,2:55.1872; Boiss., Fl. Or. 4:847.1874; Rech. f. & Koeie in (Symb. Afghan. 5) Biol. Skr. Vid. Selsk.

Loosely tufted shrub; branches long, robust, laxly leafy. Spring leaves lanceolate, shorter than the summer leaves, scabrid-margined, deciduous; summer leaves plano-convex, strongly pungent, persistent. Scape twice as long as the leaves, branched, 5-6 spikelets arranged in fascicles along the scape. Calyx slightly longer than the inner bract, distinction between the tube and limb obscure; limb folded, truncate, purple.

Fl. Per.: August-October.

Type: Afghanistan, Griffith 1577 in Hb. Hooker (K).

Distribution: Baluchistan in W. Pakistan. Iran and Afghanistan.


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