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9. Arnebia grandiflora (Trautv.) M. Popov in Lapin Opred. Rest, Tasch-Kentsk. Oasisa. 342, no. 319. 1838. in Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 19:705.1953; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:161.1967; Kazmi. l.c. 500.


  • Arnebia cornuta var. grandiflora Trautv.

    A suberect branched annual. Roots staining a purplish colour. Stem and branches hairy: hairs stiff up to 2 mm long, spreading arising from a swollen base, intermixed with softer and thinner antrorsely appressed hairs. Basal leaves 30-60 x 5-8 mm, oblanceolate-obtuse, entire, ciliate, hairy on both surfaces; longer hairs arising from a swollen base, mixed with softer thinner hairs. Inflorescence terminal and axillary, 3.5-11 mm, elongating in fruit, bearing congested flowers, later becoming lax. Flowers heterostylous, yellow with 5 purple spots at the throat, bracteate; bracts leafy, but smaller; tube 17-19 mm long, antrorsely pubescent to the outside; limb up to 15 mm broad, lobes obtuse, anthem (in short styled floweres) attached near throat at subequal levels. Style reaching the middle of tube, bifurcate. Stigmas 4, capitate, but sometimes clavate. Nutlets 2 mm long, minutely tuberculate.

    Fl. Per.: May.

    Type: Ad Urbem Tashkent pagum Toj-Tjube, between Tashkent & Angren, Regel s.n. (LE).

    Distribution: Iran, Turkestan, Afghanistan, Pakistan.

    The species resembles Arnebia griffithii, but differs in the bifurcate style and 4 stigmas.


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