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Pakistan | Family List | Boraginaceae | Paracaryum

2. Paracaryum intermedium (Fresen.) Lipsky in Acts Horti Petrop. 26(2):487. 1910. Brand, Pflanzenr. iv. 252 (Heft 78):47.1921; M. Popov in Schischkin Fl. URSS. 19:602.1953; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:105.1967.


Annual or? biennials up to 3 cm tall. Stem(-s) solitary or many, branched. Stem and branches appressed pubescent, the hairs arising from tuberculate base. Basal leaves 15-35 x 3-7 mm, ± petiolate, sometimes distinctly so, covered on both surfaces with appressed hairs arising from a tuberculate base. Cauline leaves sessile, smaller. Inflorescence lax. Pedicels c. 2 mm long, up to 16 mm in fruit. Calyx lobes c. 1.5 mm, linear to ovate-oblong, up to 3.5 mm in fruit. Corolla blue, 2-3 mm long. Nutlets ± globose, 2.5-4 mm broad, margin broadly winged with a small to large aperture, papillose, inner margin lobed denticulate or pubescent; middle dorsal area smooth or with glochidiate appendages.

A very variable and polymorphic species as regards the plant size, leaves, pedicel length and fruit characters. Represented in Pakistan by 2 varieties.

1 Basal leaves indistinctly petiolate. Nutlets 2.5-4mm long, ± globose   2 Paracaryum intermedium var. intermedium
+ Basal leaves distinctly petiolate. Nutlets 4-5mm long, ovoid   2 Paracaryum intermedium var. calathicarpum

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