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5. Lepidagathis trinervis Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3:96. 1832. in DC., Prodr. 11:254. 1847; Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5: 517. 1885; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bomb. 2: 471. 1906; Chaudhri & Chuttar, veg. & Range Fl. Thar Desert 39. 1966.


  • Barleria? trinervis Wall.

    A prostrae to suberect, up to 30 cm tall undershrub with quardrangular, puberulent or glabrous twigs from the woody rootstock. Leaves sessile, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 2-4.5 cm x 3-5 mm, glabrous, 3-nerved from the base, lateral nerves weaker than midrib and run along entire margin, acute, mucronulate. Flowers light pink, in dense, one-sided axillary, sessile, 1-2 (-2.5) cm long, oblong-ovoid spikes, solitary or fascicled near rootstock or a little higher up; bracts ovate or elliptic-ovate, 4-5 x 2.5-3 mm, ciliate at apex with a 3.5-4.5 mm long recurved spine, minutely puberulous; bracteoles dimorphous, nearly as long as long bracts, outer oblong-lanceolate, acuminate-aristate, inner cuneiform, membranous. Calyx 5-partite, lobes 7-8 mm long, membranous, acute but not spine-tipped, hairy within, glabrescent outside. Corolla spotted inside, 5-6 mm long, densely long silky hairy in bud, upper lip slightly notched, lower lip with 3, patent obtuse lobes. Capsule ovoid-lanceolate, 5-6 mm long, 2-seeded, glabrous, seeds oblong, 2-3 mm long, with long hygroscopic hairs.

    Fl. Per.: September-February.

    Type: Wallich cat. No. 2500 (K-W).

    Distribution: India and Pakistan (Baluchistan and Sind).


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