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2. Lepechiniella microcarpa (Boiss.) Riedl in Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschr. 110. 517. 1963; in Koeie & Rech. f., l.c. in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:80.1967; Kazmi, l.c. 513.


  • Omphalodes heterophylla Rech. f. and Riedl
  • Paracaryum microcarpum Boiss.

    Perennial. Stems many, up to 30 cm tall, branched, densely hairy with erect to suberect hairs, 1.5-2 mm long, often with a rusty tinge, arising from a tuberculate base. Basal leaves petiolate, oblanceolate to oblong-ovate, including lamina 20-50 x 8-18 mm, covered on both surfaces with ± appreased hairs. Cauline leaves smaller. Inflorescence elongating in fruit. Pedicels up to 11 mm in fruit, reflexed Calyx lobes 1.5-2.5 mm long, up to 4 mm in fruit. Corolla campanulate, lobes spreading. Nutiets c. 2 mm long, ± ovoid, wing of margin inflexed, inner margin of wing membranous, usually entire. Middle dorsal area with glochidiate appendage Style c. 1 mm long, exceeding nutlets.

    Fl. Per.: May.

    Type: ‘Hab. in regno Cabulico circa Choky et in sylvaticis Bharowul’, Griffit 5976 (isotype GH!).

    Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan & Kashmir.

    I have examined a duplicate type specimen of Omphalodes heterophylla (Swat: Kalam, Rech. f. 19442) which is identical with Lepechiniella microcarpa. Specimens annotated as such by Riedl (e.g. Bowes Lyon 198! Rech. f. 35680!) are Lepechiniella microcarpa. Besides, the figure illustrated of the fruit of the type specimen (Riedl in Fl. Iran. l.c. Tab. 17, fig. 5) matches Lepechiniella microcarpa fruits. Lepechiniella microcarpa occasionally shows fruit dimorphism-even on the same shoot or inflorescence; apart from the typical smooth and rimmed nutlets, there have been observed nutlets which are minutely tubercled and with a rim that is not so prominent. Specimens seen of such a nature are: Griffith 5975 (Type no. of Paracaryum microcarpum, K) and R.R. & I.D. Stewart 2916 (RAW). These nutlets do not appear to be full and may even be sterile. Generally found in rocky places from 1800-2700 m.


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