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Farsetia jacquemontii subsp. jacquemontii

Farsetia jacquemontii subsp. jacquemontii

Credit: Shaukat & Azmat

Small shrubs usually with woody base, 15-45 cm tall, erect or subspreading, often much branched, hoary with bipartite appressed white, rough hairs; branches usually herbaceous looking. Leaves 1-6 cm long, (1-) 3-7 (-12) mm broad, linear, sessile. Racemes c. 15-flowered, lax and up to 20 cm long in fruit. Flowers large, c. 1 cm across, orange-yellow to pale purple; pedicel up to 5 mm long in fruit. Sepals 6-9 mm long, c.2 mm broad. Petals 10-15 (-20) mm long, c.2 mm broad, oblong-linear, clawed, often inrolled. Stamens c. 6:8 mm long; anthers c. 2.5 mm long. Siliquae 20-48 mm long, 3-4.5 (-5) mm broad, oblong-linear, compressed; valves membranous, often pale looking as compared to whitish branches and leaves; style c. 1 mm or less long, slightly thickened with ± distinct somewhat conical bilobed stigma; seeds usually sub-biseriate (2 or 1 seriate not lacking), almost orbicular, 2.5-3 mm in diam. (incl. c. 1 mm wide, membranous, white wing).

Fl. Per.: March-June.

Type: Pakistan: Punjab, Pind Dad Khan, jacquemont (K).

Distribution: India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Year old plants are not woody at the base and look like annuals. In the absence of flowers, these plants may sometimes be confused with F.ramosissima, but the short, somewhat thickened style is distinctive.


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