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Diceratella canescens (Boiss.) Boiss., Fl. Or. 1: 315. 1867. Schulz in Engl. & Prantl, l.c. 561; Rech. f., l.c. 227.

Diceratella canescens

Credit: Shaukat & Azmat

  • Diceratium canescens Boiss.
  • Matthiola dentate Parsa

    Small shrub with woody base, 10-20 cm tall, erect or ascending, much branched, canescent with small, stellate, whitish, slightly rough hairs. Leaves suborbicular, ovate to elliptic-oblong, distantly toothed to subentire, ± obtuse, with petiole often c. as long as the blade 15-30 mm long 5-15 mm broad. Racemes short, 5-10-flowered, lax. Flowers c. 10 mm across, pink or rose, handsome; pedicels very short, inconspicuous, thickened, erect in fruits. Sepals 7-9 mm long. Petals 12-15 mm long, 3-4 mm broad, long-clawed. Stamens c. 6: 10 mm long. Siliquae 12-15 mm long, 2 mm broad, erect but slightly curved above, with 2 horns at the apex of valves and below the stigma, canescent; valves with mid-rib ending in the apical horns, subtorulose; seeds 6-10 in each locule, c. 1 mm long.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Type: S. Iran, Laristan, Aucher Eloy 5077 (G).

    Distribution: Iran and Pakistan.

    It is a beautiful plant worth introducing in our gardens.


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