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3. Onosma chitralicum I. M. Johnston in J. Arn. Arb. 32:209. 1951. Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:179.1967; Kazmi, l.c. 504.


A perennial herb with several branched stems. Stems and leaves dense hairy with spreading to subappressed hairs up to 4 mm long with tubercled base, inter-mixed with thin spreading hairs up to 0.3 mm long. Basal leaves 30-60 x 6-10 mm, oblanceolate to spathulate, margin often slightly revolute, hairy with longer hairs mixed with shorter ones. Middle and upper cauline leaves similar but usually broader. Inflorescence scorpioid, lax in fruit, forked, up to 10 cm long. Flowers bracteate; bracts leaf-like but much smaller. Pedicels at anthesis 4-4.5 mm long. Calyx 10-11 mm long, densely hairy; lobes linear-lanceolate. Corolla white, c. 13 mm long, cylindrical-campanulate, minutely puberulous to the outside; lobes short, nectar gland glabrous. Filaments c. 2.5 mm long, attached below middle. Anthers 5-6 mm long, subexerted, adnate along their length. Style c. 16 mm long, slender, stigma obscure. Fruit not seen.

Fl. Per.: April.

Type: Chitral, Toppin 481 (K).

Distribution: Endemic.


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