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Pakistan | Family List | Polygalaceae | Polygala

Polygala irregularis Boiss., Diagn. ser. 1,1:8. 1842. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:469.1867; Chodat, l.c. 392; Cook, l.c. 61; Parsa, l.c. 972.

Polygala irregularis

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Annual or perennial, pubescent, 17-34 cm tall. Stems many from the base. Leaves obovate, obovate-lanceolate or linear, retuse, obtuse or acutish, 5-34 mm long, 2-5 mm broad, ± recurved. Racemes terminal and lateral, 2-27 cm. long, lax. Bracts deciduous. Sepals persistent; outer sepals unequal, broadly hyaline margined; inner sepals obovate, 5-6 mm long, 4-5 mm broad, oblique, sparsely hairy above, 3-nerved, veinlets anastomosing, Lateral petals cuneate, 4.5-5 mm long, 3.5-4 mm broad, equalling or longer than keel; keel 5 mm long, crested. Capsule ovate-orbicular, emarginate, 6 mm long, 5 mm broad, oblique at top and base, glabrous, wing 0.75 mm. Seeds obovate, pilose, crowned with bulbous hairs, strophiole 2-lobed, 2-appendiculate, appendages minute.

Fl. Per.: Aug.-Oct.

Type: Sudan, Korodofan, Kotschy 8.

Distribution: Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, India.

Not common, restricted to Sind and Baluchistan.


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