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3. Lappula sessiliflora (Boiss.) Gurke in Engl. & Prantl, Nat.-Pflanzenf. iv. a:. 107. 1894. Brand, Pflanzenr. iv. 252 (Heft 97); 144.1931; M. Popov in Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 19:477.1953; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:78.1967.


  • Echinospermum sessiliflorum Boiss.
  • Heterocaryum divaricatum Stocks ex Boiss.

    Erect to decumbent branched annual. Stem and branches with appressed has. Basal leaves obspathulate to narrow oblong, obtuse, petiolate, including petiole 10-20 x 2-2.5 mm, covered on both surfaces with appressed hairs, some suberect and arising from a tuberculate base. Cauline leaves sessile. Flowers in distant sessile heads; bracts leaf-like, but smaller. Calyx c. 2 mm long; lobes oblong. Corolla blue, infundibuliform, c. 23 mm long, limb broad. Nutlets 2.5-3 mm long, broadly triangular, winged with appendiculate margin; appendages tooth-like, glochidiate, surface tuberculate-verruculose.

    Fl. Per.: April.

    Type: Iran: Esfahan, Aucher 5017 (G).

    Found in dry stony places from 1600-2200 m. Easily recognised by the sessile fruits and clearly winged nutlets.


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