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17. Convolvulus rottlerianus Choisy, Cony. Or. 95. 1834. Clarke, l.c. 219, Cooke, Fl. Bomb. 2:301.1905, Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 311.1960, Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 2:21.1963, Sa’ad, l.c. 195, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 573.1972. (Fig. 4, D-F).


National Herbarium, Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad. ( Now at Newnham College, Cambridge, England.)

Convolvulus rottlerianus

Credit: S. Hameed

Diffusely branched herb, 20-25 cm high. Branches appressed-pilose. Leaves 15-54 x-2-8 mm, sessile, appressed sericeous-pilose, linear-oblanceo late to linear, attenuate, acute. Flowering throughout the length of the stem. Flowers axillary, 1-2, on slender peduncles, 20-32 (-47) mm long. Bracts linear-oblanceolate, upper bracts linear. Bracteoles c. 3 mm long, linear. Pedicel short, as long as or slightly longer than the bracteoles. Sepals 4-5 mm long, pilose, the outer bigger, obovate, acuminate, inner obovate, caudate, both halves membranous and glabrous. Corolla 7-8 mm long. Ovary glabrous, style filiform, 1½ to 2 times the length of stigma. Capsule 5 x 4 mm, subglobose, glabrous. Seeds 4, brown-black, 2 mm long, white-pubescent.

Fl. Per.: Sept-Oct.

Type: India, Madras, Bottler s.n. (holo.: G-DC).

C-6 Peshawar, Islamia College, 25.5. 1939, S.A. Lodhi s.n. (RAW): C-7 Mianwali, Kalabagh, 1000', sandy desert, M.A. Siddiqi & Zaffar Ali (RAW, E), C-5 Sind: Dalzell 57(K), D-8 Changa Manga, Sharif 7073 (PPFI-M).

Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

Also collected from Baluchistan, Chib, (Mc Cann 127-A), Waziristan, Wahir, (Blatter 370), but I have not seen these gatherings.


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