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3b. Heterocaryum szovitsianum var. rigidum (DC.) Y. Nasir, comb. et scat. Nov.


  • Echinospermum heterocaryum Bunge
  • Echinospermum szovitsianum Boiss.
  • Heterocaryum rigidum DC.

    Differing from the type variety in the fruit with slender and more numerous appendages and the middle dorsal area of the longer nutlet pair with 2-3 parallel rows of appendages.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Type: ‘Siberia altaica orientalis’, Karelia & Kiriloff 1751 (G, F).

    Distribution: Iran, Afghanistan, URSS, Pakistan.

    Previously considered as a distinct species but apart from the fruit characters there are no substantial differences. Found in drier areas up to 1900 m.


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