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Malcolmia intermedia C.A. Mey., Verz. Pfl. Cauc. 186. 1831.

Malcolmia intermedia

Credit: Shaukat

  • Fetschenkoa taraxacifolia (Balb. ex. Vas.) Dvorak
  • Malcolmia africana var. intermedia*
  • Malcolmia halophila Gilli
  • Malcolmia runcinata C.A. Mey.
  • Malcolmia taraxacifolia*
  • Malcolmia taraxifolia R.R. Stewart
  • Strigosella intermedia (C.A. Mey). Botsch.
  • Wilckia runcinata (C.A. Mey.) Grossh.

    Annual, dwarf herb, 5-10 (-15) cm long in fruits, spreading or suberect, glabrous or sparsely hairy with branched hairs. Leaves very variable, oblong or oblanceolate, sinuate-dentate to almost entire, often runcinate-pinnatifid, shortly stalked to sessile; basal rosulate, 2-6 cm long, 5-15 mm broad. Racemes often 5-8-flowered. Flowers c. 5 mm across, usually whitish; pedicels c. 1 mm long in fruit, thickened. Sepals (2.5-) 3-4 mm long. Petals 6-8 mm long, 1-1.5 mm broad. Stamens c. 2.5: 3.5 mm long. Siliquae 2-4 (-5) cm long, 2 mm broad, linear-quadrate, usually straight, glabrous or sparsely hairy; valves often ± 3-veined; seeds c. 1.5 mm long, oblong, pale brown.

    Fl. Per.: March-May.

    Type: Trans-Caspian region, Baku, C. A. Meyer (LE).

    Distribution: Trans-Caspian region, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Nomenclature of the species is perhaps controversial; Malcolmia taraxacifolia (Balbis) DC. based on Cheiranthus taraxacifolius Balbis, was a form of Malcolmia Africana according to Botsch. (l.c.).


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