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Pakistan | Family List | Sterculiaceae | Melhania

Melhania ovata (Cay.) Spreng., Syst.Veg. 3:32. 1826. Boiss., Fl.Orient. 1:841.1867; S. Abedin in Pak.J.Bot.6(l):30.1974.

  • Brotera ovata Cay.
  • Melhania abyssinica A.Rich.

    A profusely branched, low growing, downy undershrub. Leaves broadly elliptic-ovate or oval, 2-2.5 cm long, 1.5-1.8 cm broad, hairy on both sides, crenate-dentate, obtuse; petiole 7-12 mm long, stipules filiform, c. 6 mm long. Flowers axillary, solitary or in fascicles of 2-4, c. 1.5 cm across, yellow; pedicel c. 1 cm long; bracts linear, c. 6 mm long, persistent. Sepals lanceolate, c. 8 mm long, 2-3 mm broad, pubescent, acuminate, persistent. Petals obovate, smaller than sepals. Capsule ovoid or pyramidal, c. 8 mm in diameter, slightly pointed, villose.

    Type: Described from East Africa.

    Distribution: Ethiopia, Cape de Verde Islands and Pakistan (Baluchistan).

    Rare and probably introduced in our area and known only from one gathering.


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