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Pakistan | Family List | Plumbaginaceae | Acantholimon

Acantholimon calocephalum Aitch. et Hemsl., In, Journ. Linn. Soc. (Bot). 18:77. 1881. Rech. f. & Koeie in (Symb. Afghan. 5) Biol. Skr.Vid.Selsk.

Densely tufted shrub, branches short, densely leafy. Leaves planotriquetrous, spreading, minutely scabrid-margined. Scape simple, shorter than the leaves. Inflorescence a spicate-head. Spikelets 8-12, 2-4-flowered but often 3-flowered, 4-5-bracteate. Outer bract ovate to orbicular, coria¬ceous, narrowly scarious-margined, mucronate; first inner bract similar to the outer but 1.5 times longer than the outer bract, purple tinted; other inner bracts obovate-ellipitc, scarious except for the nerves, shorter than the calyx. Calyx funnel-shaped, glabrous, tube slender; limb broad, obscurely 5-lobed.

Fl. Per.: August-October.

Type: Kurram Valley, Sikaram, 11-13,000 ft., Aitchison (K).

Distribution: Afghanistan and Kurram Valley in W. Pakistan.


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