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2. Axyris prostrata Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 980. 1753; Kom. 1.c. 114; Stewart, 1.c. 219; Kung & Tsien, l.c. 24.

A. amaranthoides var. humifusa Hook. f., F1. Brit. Ind. 5: 9.1886; A glacialis B.Fedtsh. in Acta Hort. Petrop. 24: 57. 1908; A. pamirica B. Fedtsch. in Acta Hort. Petrop. 24(3): 342. 1905; A. prostrata var. pamirica B.Fedtsch., 1.c. 342.

Stems stellately pubesent; mostly reddish. Leaves narrowed to a petiole, stellate-pubescent on both sides, very rarely glabrous and then the stem and staminate flowers reddish (var. virdis IIjin). Staminate flowers in capitate inflorescence at the ends of stem and branches, with pubescent perianth. Perianth of pistillate flowers 3-lobed, hairy. Fruit broadly obovate or sometimes round, 1.4-1.75 x 1-1.5 mm, strongly compressed laterally, dark gray, transversely rugose, terminating in obsolescent remote white scarious teeth, or without them.

Fl. Per.: July‚ÄďAugust.

Type: Described from Siberia.

Distribution: Russia (Siberia), Mongolia, Tajikistan and Kashmir.


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