All Floras      Advanced Search
Page 92 Login | eFloras Home | Help
Pakistan | Family List | Caryophyllaceae | Gypsophila

2. Gypsophila pilosa Huds. in Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. (B). 56:252. 1767. Mizushima in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 112.1960; Barkoudah in Wentia 9:151. 1962; Zohary, Fl. Palest., 1:2. 1960; Huber-Morath in Davis, Fl. Turk. 2:170.1967; Stewart Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 244.1972.


  • Gypsophila porrigens (Gouan ex L.) Boiss.
  • Hagenia filiformis Moench
  • Saponaria porrigens L.

    Robust annual up to 50 cm tall, densely brown-pilose. Main stem thick, branching divaricately with the ultimate. branches slender. Leaves 10-70 x 2-17 mm, lanceolate, smaller above, sessile, apex acute, 3-5-veined, pilose, especially on the veins and margins. Inflorescence a lax panicle. Flowers solitary. Pedicel 25-30 mm, slender, glabrous. Calyx 6-7 mm, campanulate, pilose, ± glandular; teeth triangular, acute, ciliate; nerves 5, with whitish scarious intervals. Petals white to pale pink, 3-12 mm, linear oblong, emarginate at the apex. Capsule sligh exserted from the calyx. Seeds c. 1.5 mm, tuberculate; radicle prominent.

    Fl. Per.: March-April. Fl. Per.: April

    Type: Described from cultivated material at the Chelsea Physic Garden, London.

    Distribution: S. W. Asia, Turkey, Iraq, Jordon, Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    In Pakistan found up to ± 1000 m.


  •  |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |