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Fagonia glutinosa Delile, Fl. Egypt. Explic. Pl. 86. 1813. Boiss., Fl. Orient. 1:904. 1867; Burtt & Lewis in Kew Bull. 1954:394.1954; Hadidi in Candollea 21 (1): 31. 1966; in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 98:3. 1972; in Tackholm, Stud. Fl. Egypt ed. 2. 306. 1974.

Fagonia glutinosa

Credit: Shaukat

Perennial, pale green herb, vegetative parts covered with stipitate, sticky glands. Stem branched from the base, branches terete, striate and prostrate, with 2-3 cm long internodes. Leaves mostly trifoliolate, very rarely lateral leaflets abortive in upper parts of plant; leaflets oblong-ovate to rhombic, mucronate, central c. 5-8 mm long, lateral c. 3-4 mm long; petiole up to 5 mm long; stipular spines shorter than leaves. Flowers purplish-pink, c. 8 mm across; pedicel up to 4 mm long. Sepals ovate-oblong, 2-2.5 mm long, glandular outside, acuminate, persistent. Petals spathulate, 4-6 mm long, c. 1.5 mm broad. Stamens with c. 4-5 mm long filaments. Capsule 4-5 mm long, 3-5 mm in diameter, pubescent, peduncle reflexed, shorter than the fruit.

Fl.Per.: February-April.

Type: Cairo, in desert, Delile (MPU ?).

Distribution: North Africa eastwards to Pakistan (Baluchistan).


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