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Pakistan | Family List | Boraginaceae | Mattiastrum

1. Mattiastrum asperum (Stocks) Brand in Repert. Sp. Nov. 14:153. 1915. Brand in Pflanzenr. iv. 252 (Heft 78):61.1921; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:114.1967.


  • Mattiastrum honigbergeri Rech. f.
  • Paracaryum asperum Stocks

    Branched perennial up to 60 cm tall. Stem and branches hairy with suberect hairs 1-2 mm long, arising from tuberculate bases. Basal leaves oblanceolate to obovate (including petiole), 40-100 x 7-12 mm, densely hairy on both surfaces. Cauline leaves smaller, sessile, Inflorescence usually terminal, lax. Pedicels 2-3 mm long, up to 6 mm in fruit. Calyx densely hairy; lobes 3-5 mm long, linear-oblong, Corolla blue to purple-blue, 9-12 mm long; tube cylindric, limb broad, lobes obtuse. Throat appendages ± crescent shaped. Nutlets 8-10 mm long, ovoid, margin broadly winged; wings with glochidiate and dentate teeth. Dorsal middle area with erect glochidiate appendages.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Type: Baluchistan superior, Stocks 906 (K).

    Distribution: Afghanistan, Baluchistan (Pakistan).

    Fairly distinct from our other species in the larger flowers; from 1500-2500 m.


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