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7. Gypsophila alsinoides Bunge in Arb. Naturf. Var. Riga. 1, 2:179. 1847. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:549.1967; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & 243.1972.


Perennial, 10-25 mm, with divaricate branching. Stems glabrous. Leaves few, usually at base of stems, 10-25 x 2-4 mm, linear-lanceolate, acute. smaller, linear, with a scarious margin. Flowers in compound dichasial cy Pedicels slender, much longer than calyx. Calyx 2-3 mm, glabrous, lobed almost to the base, 3-nerved; teeth with scarious margin. Petal as long as or slightly longer than calyx, deeply divided into linear lobes. Capsule globose, as long as calyx. Seeds c. 1 mm.

Fl. Per.: April-May. Fr. Per.: May-June.

Type: Described from Yan-Dar (LE).

Distribution: Central Asia (Kyzl-Kum, Kara-Kum), Iran, N. W. & W. Pakistan.

Grows on dry slopes amongst rocks and pebbles at ± 1576 m.


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