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Pakistan | Family List | Nyctaginaceae | Boerhavia

Boerhavia diandra Linn., Sp. Pl. 2:1194. 1753. Cufod., l.c.

  • Boerhavia repens var. glabra Choisy
  • Boerhavia repens var. vulvariaefolia Boiss.
  • Boerhavia vulvariaefolia Poir.

    Slender prostrate, straggling herb. Branches glabrous to sparsely puberulous. Leaves lanceolate, ovate-lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 0.8-2 x 0.25-1.2 cm, glabrous to sparsely puberulous, acute, lighter coloured underneath; petiole up to 5 mm long. Inflorescence axillary lateral; peduncles 5-7 mm long, slender, 1-3-flowered, solitary or 2-3 in each axil. Bracts 2, linear, 0.8-1 mm long. Pedicel 0.5-1 mm long. Flower colour not indicated on the herbarium sheet. Stamens 2. Anthocarp 2-2.5 mm (at anthesis 1.5 mm and exceeding the upper part of the perianth), broadly clavate, papillose.

    Fl. Per.: Nov.-Jan.

    Type locality: E. India.

    A new record for Pakistan.


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