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Pakistan | Family List | Plumbaginaceae | Acantholimon

Acantholimon longiscapum Bokhari in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 31, 2:346. 1972.

Loosely pulvinate shrub; branches long, laxly leafy. Summer leaves subulate, smooth-margined, persistent; spring leaves lanceolate, shorter than the summer leaves, fleshy, scabrid-margined, early-evanescent. Scape simple, 3-4 times longer than the leaves, 2-3 spikelets arranged in remote clusters on the scape. Outer bract ovate-triangular, narrowly scarious-margined, acute; inner bracts oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 1.5 to 2 times longer than the outer bract, almost scarious. Calyx nearly tubular, slightly longer than the inner bract, distinction between the tube and limb obscure; limb slightly folded, almost truncate, reddish.

Fl. Per.: July-September.

Type: Isplingi, Quetta, A.H. Khan 61 (Holotype E; Isotype RAW).

Distribution: Endemic to Baluchistan.


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