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9. Lappula heterantha (Ledeb.) Gurke in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. iv. 3a:107. 1894. M. Popov in Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 19:427.1953; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:72.1967; Kazmi, l.c. 509.


  • Echinospermum heteranthum Ledeb.
  • Lappula echinata var. heterantha (Ledeb.) O. Kuntze

    Annual up to 40 cm tall. Stem simple or branched. Stem and branches covered with suberect hairs arising from a tuberculate base. Basal leaves soon withering, oblanceolate, 15-60 x 4-10 mm, covered on both surfaces with suberect hairs. Cauline leaves similar but smaller. Fruiting pedicel erect, 2-3 mm long. Calyx lobes c. 2 mm long, up to 3 mm in fruit, spreading. Corolla blue, 3-4 mm long. Nutlets c. 2.5 mm long, margin with 2-series of glochidiate appendages, of which the outer series is smaller. Middle dorsal area ± keeled and minutely tuberculate. Style barely exserted.

    Fl. Per.: June.

    Distribution: E. Europe, Soviet C. Asia, Iran, Pakistan, W. Tibet.

    Closely related to Lappula squarrosa but differing in the outer series of appendages are shorter than the inner series.


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