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Pakistan | Family List | Boraginaceae | Heterocaryum

1. Heterocaryum laevigatum (Kar. & Kir.) DC., Prodr. 10:145. 1846. Brand in Engler, Pflanzenr. iv. 251. (Heft 97):97.1931; M. Popov in Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 19:539.1953; Riedl, l.c. 88; Kazmi, l.c. 516.


  • Echinospermum laevigatum Kar. & Kir.

    Annual up to 30 cm tall; branches weak, subglabrous with few appressed to subappressed hairs. Basal leaves obovate to oblanceolate, 15-25 x 5-10 mm, with sparse hairs on both surfaces. Pedicel 1.5-3 mm in flower, 10-14 mm in fruit, slender, recurved. Calyx 2.5-3 mm long in fruit. Corolla blue. Nutlets heteromorphic; one pair of opposite nutlets larger than the other pair; marginal appendages 2-sedate, outer ones up to 2 mm long, glochidiate, inner less than 1 mm long with bases confluent; dorsal middle area pubescent, carinate, style obscure.

    Fl. Per.: April.

    Type: In montosis apricis Songoriae ad rivulum Ai, nec non in forsis arenosis prope fontem Sassyk-pastan, Karelin & Kiriloff s.n. (LE).

    Distribution: Iran, Afghanistan, URSS, Pakistan.

    Fairly distinct from the other species in the subglabrous nature of the plant parts and the slender reflexed pedicel and nutlets with appendages in 2 series. Found in dry stony places from 1500-2200 m.


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