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2. Pseudomertensia sericophylla (Riedl) Y. Nasir, comb. Nov.


  • Decalepidanthus sericophyllus Riedl

    Perennial. Stem bushy, branched, softly hairy. Leaves 50-90 x 5-9 mm, lanceolate, narrowed towards the base; upper and lower surface with appressed hairs; midrib prominent on undersurface with subpatent hairs. Flowers purplish-blue, up to 7 in number. Bracts ± 2.5 mm long, lanceolate. Pedicel c. 1 mm long, slightly longer in fruit. Corolla 34 mm long, ± tubular, lobes acute, c. 1 mm long; basal or nectar scales 10, less than 1 mm long, 5 alternating with the stamens and 5 with the lobes. Filaments 3.4 mm long, slender. Style slightly longer; stigma 2-lobed..Nutlets not seen.

    Fl. Per.: August.

    Type: Hazara: Nathia Gali, 1907, Harold Deane s.n. (K).

    Distribution: Kurram, Hazara (N.W.F.P.) Pakistan.

    A rare taxon. To be looked for in other parts of NWFP.


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