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Pakistan | Family List | Rutaceae | Haplophyllum

Haplophyllum erythraeum Boiss., Diagn. Pl. Noy. Ser. 2 (1): 114. 1853. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:929.1867; Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 251.1960; Townsend in Rech. f., l.c. 5; Stewart, l.c. 438.

  • Ruta erythraea (Boiss.) Aitch. & Hemsl.

    Herb, 20-30 cm tall, branching from the base. Branches reddish-purple below, becoming green-yellow above, glabrous with inconspicuous pale glands. Leaves distantly placed, 20-35 x 2-3 mm, linear to lanceolate, glabrous with dark glands, base attenuate, sub-acute. Inflorescence corymbose, lax. Peduncles long. Bracts ovate-oblong, farinose. Sepals deciduous, 2-2.5 mm, suborbicular, pale glandular in the centre, glabrous. Petals 8-9 mm, cordate, clawed very shortly, glandular and pulverulant, reddish with pale margins. Filaments c. 3 mm, glabrous but barbate about the middle, gradually expanding below. Ovary 5-locular, glabrous with many convex glands and blunt appendages on the apical portion. Each locule 4-ovuled. Style c. 2 mm long, thick. Capsule glabrescent, 5 mm broad, dehiscent from the inner side; appendages smaller in the mature capsule.

    Fl. Per.: April, May.

    Lectotype: Griffith 1262 (G); isolectotype (K).

    Distribution: W. Pakistan (Baluchistan) and Afghanistan.

    Found in the upper Baluchistan area at ± 1700 m in sandy and stony locations. The flowers are larger than those of the other species found in Pakistan.


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