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Parietaria alsinaefolia Delile, Fl.Aegypt. 281 .t.50.f.2. 1813. Boiss., Fl.Or. 4:1151. 1879; Yarmolenko in Komarov, Fl. URSS 5:405. 1936; R R. Stewart., Ann. Cat. Vas. Pl.W Pak.& Kash. 196. 1972; Chrtek in Rech f., Fl. Iran.l05:91974.

Parietaria alsinaefolia

Credit: M. Rafiq

  • Freirea alsinaefolia (Delile) Gaudich.

    Annual, puberulous, up to 30 cm tall herb. Leaves with 1-2 cm long, filiform petiole; lamina ovate to broadly-ovate, 1-2.5 cm long, 0.8-1.5 cm broad, cuneate at the base, obtuse or acute. Cymose flower-clusters subsessile, 3-6-flowered, lax, with the lower bisexual and upper female flowers. Flowers yellowish, bracts 3, cordate-ovate, 2.5-3 mm long, hairy, acute, enlarged up to 4.5 mm after anthesis. Calyx of female flowers covered with capitate hairs. Achenes ovoid, c.l mm long, glossy, blackish-brown.

    Type: Gebel Ahmar, Egypt.

    Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan (Baluchistan) westwards to North Africa and Russia (Turcomania).


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