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Telephium imperati subsp. orientale Boiss., Nymann, Consp. 254. 1879. Demiriz in Davis, Turk. 2:97.1967; Khanzada & Khan in Pak. J. For. 24(1):11.1974.


  • Telephium imperati var. orientate (Boiss.) Boiss.
  • Telephium orientate Boiss.

    Small glabrous herb. Stem with a woody base, many, simple, 5-20 (-30) procumbent. Leaves subsecund, greyish-green, 4-5 x 1-2 mm, elliptic to obovate, acute, base alternate, midrib prominent underneath. Inflorescence lax. Pedi slender, about as long as the sepals. Sepals 3-4 mm, oblong-linear, obtuse, keeled on the outside, green with scarious margins. Petals as long as the sepals. Styles recurved. Capsule c. 3 mm. Seeds few, less than 1 mm, sometimes flattened on side, reddish-brown, ± granulate.

    Fl. Per. April.

    Type: Described from Crete, Anatolia, Iran & Talysch (G-Boiss.).

    Distribution: Greece, Crete, Cyprus, Syria, Turkey, N. W. Iran, Causcasus, Pakistan.

    A rare species in Pakistan, confined to the western areas.


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