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Pakistan | Family List | Valerianaceae | Valerianella

Valerianella dentata (Linn.) Poll., Hist. Pl. Palat. 1:30. 1776. p.p.; C. B. Clarke, l.c 214; Boiss., l.c 105; Rech. f., l.c 16; Coode & Matthews, l.c 580.

  • Valeriana locusta var. dentata Linn.
  • Valerianella microcarpa Lois.

    Plant 7-13 cm tall. Leaves 2-6 cm X 3-9 mm, lanceolate to narrowly oblong, often ciliate at the base. Bracts 1.5-3 mm long. Calyx obliquely truncate, shorter than the fruit, often denticulate. Achene 1 mm long, narrowly ovoid, pubescent; sterile locules reduced.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Type: Described from S. Europe, Hb. Linn. 48/18 (LINN).

    Distribution: Europe, USSR, N. Asia, C. Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan and India.

    Resembles Valerianella muricata (Stev.) Baxt., but differs in the reduced calyx, the smaller bracts and the narrower achenes. Also collected in Chitral by Harriss (Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 62:16.1969). Grows from 1000-1800 m.


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