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4. Strobilanthes dalhousieanus (Nees) Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4: 460. 1884. Collett, Fl. Siml. 373. Fig. 118. 1902; Blatter, Beaut. Fls. Kashm. 2: 103. 1928; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. 3rd. ed. 385. 1956; Stewart in Nasir & Ali, l.c. 678.


  • Goldfussia dalhousieanus Nees

    A suberect perennial herb up to 90 cm, with young shoots hairy and woody rootstock. Leaves nearly sessile or sometimes on up to 2.5 cm long, winged petiole; lamina elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 12-25 x 4-6.5. (-8) cm, hairy to glabrescent on both sides, basally attenuate, serrate, acuminate. Flowers dark blue to purple, c. 3.5 cm long, in capitate heads or condensed spikes; bracts small, orbicular-oblong, c. 7-8 mm long, caducous; bracteoles similar to but smallar than bracts. Calyx lobes 5, unequal, linear-oblong, 7-8 mm long, the longest lobe c. 1 cm long, glandular-pubescent to almost glabrous, obtuse, enlarged in fruit. Corolla glabrous, tube pale, curved, limb c. 1.5-1.8 cm across, with rounded lobes. Staminal filaments glabrous. Capsule oblong, c, 1.5 cm long, glandular-pubescent, 4-seeded. Seeds ovate, c. 4 mm long, silky hairy.

    Fl. Per.: July-October.

    Type: “Ad Simla, Indiae Orientalis” Lady Dalhousie s.n. (K).

    Distribution: Pakistan and Northern India.

    Common from 1800 to 2600 m in the northern mountains, bearing flowers annually.


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