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Pakistan | Family List | Rubiaceae | Oldenlandia

2. Oldenlandia umbellata L., Sp. Pl. 119. 1753. DC., Prodr. 4: 426. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3: 66. 1880; Bremek., l.c. 251.


  • Hedyotis umbellata (L.) Lamk.

    Perennial, diffuse-decumbent herbs. Stem obtusely quadrangular, scabridulous-papillose, intemodes 1-1.5 cm long. Leaves 7-10 x 0.8-2 mm, linear, acute, margins flat or recurved, glabrous-scabrulous above and glabrous beneath, stipules 1.5-2 mm long, fimbriate, fimbri usually 4. Inflorescence of pedunculate, congested cymes, 3-many-flowered. Peduncle 6-12 mm long, scabridulous-papillose. Flowers heterostylous; pedicel 0.5-1 mm long, margin scabridulous. Corolla white; tube 1-1.5 mm long, throat hairy; lobes c. 1.5 mm long, base pilose. Stamens in brachystylous flower less than 1 mm long, anthers c. 1 mm long. Style in brachystylous flower 0.7 mm, in dolichostylous 2-2.5 mm long. Capsule globose, 1.8 mm long and c. 2 mm broad.

    Fl. Per.: September-October.

    Type: Habitat in India, Herb. Linn. 155/7 (LINN).

    Distribution: India, Ceylon, Burma, Pakistan (Sind) and west Tropical Africa.

    A new record for Pakistan and apparently a rare species as it could not be recollected.


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