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Hibiscus scindicus Stocks in Hook., Icon. Pl. t. 802. 1851. Boiss., l.c. 839; Mast. in Hook. f., l.c. 336; Stewart in Nasir & All, l.c. 479.

A much branched, suffrutescent herb or undershrub, up to 40 cm tall. Branches subspinous, hoary, intricated, somewhat knotty. Leaves subsessile, 0.5-1.5 cm long, 0.5-1 cm broad, obovate or oblanceolate, truncate and toothed above, entire and cuneate below, stellate hairy on both sides; stipules 2-3 mm long, filiform, becoming subspiny. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicel short, 2-7 mm long, usually articulate near the base, sometimes without articulation. Epicalyx segments 6-8, linear, 3-5 mm long, persistent. Sepals fused at the base, 5-8 mm long; lobes narrowly lanceolate. Petals longer than sepals, white or slightly yellow. Staminal column short, anthers in a globose head. Capsule globose, 6-8 mm across, puberulous. Seeds 2 per cell, covered with long, white wool.

Holotype: Sind, Stocks 80 (K!).

Distribution: Endemic to Baluchistan and Sind in Pakistan.


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