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1. Gaillonia asperuliformis Lincz., In, Komarov, Fl. URSS. 23: 689. 1958.


  • Gaillonia kerstanii Ehrend.
  • Neogaillonia kerstanii (Ehrend.) Lincz.
  • Neogallonia asperuliformis (Lincz.) Lincz.

    A 20-40 (-60) cm tall shrub, woody at base. Stem much branched, branches terete, slender, densely pubescent with short hairs, older white, ± glabrous, others green; intemodes 3-7 cm long, longer in floral branches. Leaves opposite, linear, ± fleshy, 10-25 x 0.5-1 mm, sessile, dark green, puberulous, ± revolute, stipules shortly connate at bases, 2-4 (-6) mm, dentate. Inflorescence terminal, narrow and elongated. Flowers c. 6 mm long; pedicel 1-2 mm long. Calyx-rube 1.5 mm long, pubescent, oblong-obovate, teeth 5, ovate-lanceolate, pubescent c. 1 mm long. Corolla dirty red or pink, 3-4.5 mm long, shortly pubescent outside; infundibuliform; tube obconical, 2-2.5 mm long; lobes 5, ovate-elliptic, bifid, shorter than corolla tube. Stamens 5, inserted near the throat of corolla-tube; filament short, c. 0.5 mm long; anthers dorsifixed, ± oblong, c. 1 mm long, ± exserted. Style exserted, 4-5 mm long; stigma branched, filiform, papillose, Mericarps densely whitish hairy, c. 3 mm long, oblong-obovate. Seeds minute.

    Fl. Per.: June-August.

    Type: Asia Media, Tadahikistania, Prose Badachschania montana, Pamir occidentalis in decliviis lapidosis inter pag. Daschtak et Kurgovat (in valle, fl. Pjandsh), 14(26). 6. 1897, S. Korshinsky 2393.

    Distribution: Northern Pamir Alai, Afghanistan and Pakistan.


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