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2. Trichodesma incanum (Bunge) A. DC. in DC., Prodr. 10:174. 1846. Boiss., Fl. Or. 4:282.1875; M. Popov in Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 19:691.1953; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:223.1967.


  • Friedrichsthalia incana Bunge
  • Trichodesma strictum Aitch. & Hemsl.

    Branched perennial with dense white subapressed hairs. Lower cauline leaves 2-83 x 10-3.5 cm, elliptic-oblong to ovate, densely white-canescent, upper ones smaller in size. Inflorescence terminal, few-flowered. Bracts linear, 3-6 mm long. Pedicels 1-2 cm long, hairy. Calyx c. 15 mm long, up to 18 mm in fruit; lobes ovate-attenuate, densely pubescent. Corolla blue; tube 63-7.5 mm long, limb ± 22 mm broad; lobes ovate-acuminate. Anthers densely villous, awned, about anther size, glabrous. Nutlets c. 5 mm long, usually notched, rugose, tubercled on dorsal surface.

    Fl. Per.: May-June.

    Type: In collibus prope Samarkand, Lehmann s.n. (LE; P).

    Distribution: Iraq, Iran, Turkestan, Afghanistan, Pakistan.

    Description based on material from Afghanistan. Reportedly collected from the Kurram valley at 2250 m by Aitchison. A distinct species in its dense pubescent parts, ovate-acuminate leaves and rough, rugose-tuberculate nutlets.


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