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Plantago stocksii Boiss. ex Decne. in DC. Prodr. 13, 1: 720. 1852; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4: 706. 1885: Burkill, Fl. Pl. Baluchistan 62. 1909; Patzak Rech. f. in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 15: 15. 1965; Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. 2nd Repr. ed. 2, 561. 1967.

Plantago stocksii

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Plantago remotiflora Stocks

    Small to medium sized perennial herb. Stems absent or very short, tufted, branched at the base, branches up to 2 cm long. Leaves numerous, congested in rosettes, lanceolate, 2-6 (-10) cm long, 3-9 mm broad, attenuated towards the hardened apices, obtuse; on the lower part narrowed, dilated at base, entire, covered with long greyish, soft hairs. Scapes nearly equalling the leaves, erect to ascendent, villose-lanate when young, later glabrous. Spikes few-to many-flowered, cylindrical, 3-9 cm long or in fruit sometimes up to 17 cm long, flowers densely set in the upper part, lax to distantly set in the lower part, sometimes 1-2 cm apart. Bracts shorter than the calyx, broad-ovate, 2.5-3 mm long, dorally covered with silken, greyish-white hairs, keels obscure, margins usually scarious. Sepals 3 mm to sometimes slightly longer, partly hairy, anterior sepals elliptic, slightly unequal, posterior elliptic to ovate, margins membranous. Corolla lobes 2 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, reflexed. Capsule 5 mm long; seed ellipsoid, 4 mm long, pale brown, glabrous, dorsally convex, margins narrow.

    Fl.Per: April-August.

    Type: Baluchistan, Stocks (not seen).

    Distribution: Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.


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