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Tetracme pamirica Vass. in Kom., Fl. U.R.S.S., ed. 2. 8: addenda 648. t. 19, f. 5. 1939. Jafri, l.c. 118; Rech. f., l.c. 225.1939.

Tetracme pamirica

Credit: Azmat

  • Tetracme appressa Rech. f.

    Similar to the previous species but hairs minute stellate only, flowers very small, 1.5 mm across; petals c. 1 mm long (about as long as the sepals); racemes much elongated (up to 25 cm long) in fruit with straight appressed siliquae; pedicels hardly c. 2 mm long, thickened; horns c. 1.5 mm long. Siliquae 10-13 mm long, subtorulose, scabrous; seeds 4-6 in each locule, c. 1 mm long.

    Fl. Per.: May- July.

    Type: W. Pamir, Shugnan, between Kazidich and Kambeda 2200 m, Alexeenko 3452 (LE).

    Distribution: Pamir-Alai, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Differs from Tetracme quadricornis (Steph.) Bunge by its long, flexuose infructescence, straight somewhat longer siliquae, covered with minute stellate hairs only.


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