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Pakistan | Family List | Zygophyllaceae | Fagonia

Fagonia acerosa Boiss., Diagn. Pl. Or. Nov. ser. 1. 8:124. 1849. Hadidi in Rech. f., l.c.

Perennial, bright green, glabrous, suberect herb. Branches erect, with up to c. 3 cm long, terete, striate internodes. Basal leaves trifoliolate, terminal unifoliolate; leaflets linear-oblong, 1-1.2 cm long, mucronate; short petioled; stipular spines needle-like, patent, more than 2 cm long. Flowers large, more than 1.5 cm across, rose coloured, pedicel up to 5 mm long. Sepals lanceolate, c. 5 mm long. Petals spathulate, 1.2-1.5 cm long, c. 6-7 mm broad, obtuse. Stamens with c. 8 mm long filaments. Capsule c. 5 mm long, c. 4 mm broad, thinly hairy.

Fl.Per.: March-May.

Type: Iran, Between Jahorom and Darab, Aucher-Eloy 4306b (G).

Distribution: Iran, Pakistan (Arabia ?).


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