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Pakistan | Family List | Boraginaceae | Pseudomertensia

1. Pseudomertensia parvifolia (Decne.) Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:60. 1967. Kazmi, l.c. 368.


  • Craniospermum parviflorum Decne.
  • Mertensia exserta I.M. Johnston
  • Moltkia parviflora (Decne.) C.B. Clarke

    Perennial rhizomatous herb, spreading by suckers. Shoots up to 15 cm tall, leafy, appressed hairy. Basal leaves including petiole, 30-50 x 4-8 mm, ± oblanceolate to narrow oblong, both surfaces covered with appressed hairs. Cauline leaves oblanceolate to lanceolate, smaller and narrower. Flowers in short terminal scorpioid cymes 2-4 cm long, which are paired or not. Pedicel 1-2 mm long, up to 4 mm in fruit. Calyx 5-partite; lobes 2.5-5.3 mm long, linear, dense hairy on the margin, less so on the surface. Corolla about equalling the calyx or slightly longer; lobes c. 1-1.5 mm long, obtuse to subacute. Anthers exserted. Style 5-6 mm long, stigma capitate. Nutlets 1.5-2 mm long, ovoid, smooth, shiny.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Type: ‘in summis pascuis a Ilahabad ad Hyderabad’ trans jugum Pirpanjal, 2681 m, Jacquemont s.n. (P).

    Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir.

    Fairly common and gregarious in the forest zone in open places, slopes from 1500-2700 m.


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