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Commicarpus stenocarpus (Chiov.) Cufod., Bull. Jard. Bot. Bruxelles 23, suppl. 81. 1953. J. Chrtek & B. Krisa, l.c. 4.

  • Boerhavia stenocarpa Chiov.

    Perennial 25-50 cm tall. Stem much branched, greyish white, younger branches densely puberulous glandular. Leaves ± fleshy (in nota), ovate or ovate-oblong to suborbicular or obcordate, 1-3 x 0.8-2.8 cm, obtuse to subacute or retuse, greyish tomentose, densely so when young. Petiole up to 1.4 cm long, glandular. Inflorescence glandular-puberulous. Flowers verticillate, 3-5 per node; nodes 0.8-1.3 cm apart. Pedicel 2.5-4 mm long; perianth infundibuliform, 5-5.5 mm long, pink-purple, purple or lilac (in nota). Stamens 3, far exserted. Style slender, stigma capitate. Anthocarp 6.5-7 mm long, clavate-subconical, strongly ribbed and tuberculate, yellow-brown.

    Fl.Per.: Feb.-March

    Type: Hafun Peninsula, Moga Coast, Somalia, Puccioni & Stefanini (FI).

    Distribution: Somalia, S.W. Asia, N.W. India and Pakistan.

    A plant of more or less a bushy habit with straggling branches. The leaves are fleshy and fruits sticky. The flower colour is variable.


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