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Pakistan | Family List | Caryophyllaceae | Bufonia

Bufonia oliveriana Ser. in DC. Prodr. 1: 388. 1824. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1: 665. 1867; Schischk. in Kom., Fl. URSS. 6:479. 1936; Mizushima in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 110. 1960; Cullen in Davis, Fl. Turk. 2: 89. 1967; Stewart, Ann, Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 240. 1972.


Annual herb, 15-20 cm. branched from the base, branches slender, ascending, glabrous or minutely papillose. Leaves 5-12 x 0.5 mm, linear-subulate, connate at the base, swollen, acute, with broad scarious margins. Inflorescence branched. Pedicels hairy. Sepals 2.2, lanceolate, the inner two, 3.5 mm, the outer 4 mm, glabrous, 3.nerved, with scarious margins, apex acuminate. Petals linear; while, shorter than the calyx, entire Stamens 8, about half the length of the inner sepals. Seeds 2, oblong, tuberculate on the back, faces smooth.

Fl. Per.: May-June.

Type: Iran, circa Tehran, Olivier (G).

Distribution: Soviet Armenia, Turkestan, S.W. Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan.

Restricted to W. Baluchistan in Pakistan, from 1525-1830 m.


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