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4. Onosma hispida Wall. ex G. Don, Gen. Syst. 4:317. 1838. Riedl in Rech, f., Fl. Iran. 48:177, 1967; Kazmi, l.c. 505.


  • Onosma hispida var. kashmiricum (I.M. Johnston) I. M. Johnston
  • Onosma kashmiricum I.M. Johnston

    A perennial herb up to 70 cm tall with a prominent tap root. Stem(-s) many, mostly simple, hollow, densely hairy with long spreading hairs 3.5-5 m long, with tuberculate bases, intermixed with shorter thinner hairs. Basal leave 90-350 x 5-10 mm, linear to oblanceolate, middle cauline leaves often larger uppermost smaller. Inflorescence a terminal cyme, dense at anthesis, elongating to 12 cm in fruit. Bracts lanceolate, leaf-like, but smaller. Pedicel short, densely hairy, up to 10 mm in fruit. Calyx 11-13 mm long, up to 20 mm in fruit, densely hairy; lobes lanceolate. Corolla creamish-white to light yellow, tubular-campanulate, 20-30 mm long, puberulous to the outside; lobes 1.5-1.8 mm long, deflexed. Filaments attached 7-12 mm from corolla base, 5-9 mm long, flattened, the decurrent base 4-5 mm long. Anthers united laterally to form a tube upto 1.6 mm long, sterile tips 1.5-2 mm long. Nectary forming an annular collar, 0.2-0.3 mm high, glabrous. Style up to 20 mm long, glabrous. Nutlets 5-6 mm long, shiny.

    Fl. Per.: May June.

    Type: Kumaon, Wallich 938 (K).

    Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir.

    Fairly common from 1000-3400 m.


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