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Pakistan | Family List | Valerianaceae | Valerianella

Valerianella szovitsiana Fisch. & C.A. Mey., Ind. Sem. Horti Petrop. 3:48. 1836. C.B. Clarke, l.c 214; Rech. f., l.c 9.

  • Valerianella aucheri Boiss.
  • Valerianella persica Boiss.

    Plants 9-25 cm tall. Leaves 2-4 cm x 3-8 mm, linear to lanceolate, often toothed at the base. Bracts c. 2.5 mm long, ovate to lanceolate, pubescent. Calyx with 1 linear extension, horizontal, recurved, shorter than the achene, tip 2-3 toothed. Achene 3-8 mm long, ovate to oblong or urn shaped, glandular-pubescent, and hispid, anterior groove deep; sterile locule pair larger than the fertile.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Type: (Persia) Azerbaijan, Khvoy, (LE).

    Distribution: C. Asia, USSR, Syria, Turkey, Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

    Often found as a weed in cultivated fields from 1000-1600 m.


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