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Pakistan | Family List | Asclepiadaceae | Caralluma

2. Caralluma tuberculata N.E. Brown, Gardn. Chron. 12:370. 1892.

Vern.: Aputag, Pamanghi, Boteri, Marmut.


  • Boucerosia aucheriana auct. non Dcne. Hook.f.

    Stem succulent, angular, up to 15 cm tall, branches 8-13 mm broad. Flowers in terminal cymes, pedicellate. Sepals ovate-lanceolate. Corolla 8-9 mm in diameter, dark purple, deeply divided, lobes lanceolate, glabrous. Follicles 8-10.5 cm, glabrous, gradually tapering towards the tip.

    Fl. Per.: January-June.

    Lectotype: Beloochistan (Baluchistan), common, above 2500-3000 ft, J.E. Stocks 596 (K).

    Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P. Province, Punjab, Baluchistan).

    Eaten raw or as vegetable; reputed to be a cure for rheumatism.


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