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Malcolmia scorpioides (Bunge) Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:225. 1867. Vas. in Kom. l.c. 282; Rech. f., l.c. 260.

Malcolmia scorpioides

Credit: Shaukat

  • Dontostemon scorpioides Bunge
  • Fedtschenkoa multisiliqua (Vas.) Dvorak
  • Fedtschenkoa scorpioides (Bunge) Dvorak
  • Malcolmia multisiliqua Vas.
  • Strigosella scorpioides (Bunge) Botsch.

    Annual, 10-25 (-40) cm tall, branched, usually divaricately from the base, minutely and sparsely pubescent with branched hairs sometimes subglabrous. Leaves oblong or lanceolate, stalked to subsessile, shortly and sparsely toothed to entire; basal or lower 40-45 mm long, c. 10 mm broad; upper smaller or similar to lower. Racemes (5-) 10-20-flowered. Flowers small, c. 5 mm across, pinkish, bluish-pink or whitish; pedicels short inconspicuous, 1-2 mm long in fruit, thickened. Sepals 3-4 mm long. Petals c. 6 mm long, 1 mm broad. Stamens c. 3:4 mm long. Siliquae 4-5 cm long, c. 1 mm broad, linear, often very circinate above, subcompressed, torulose, ± pubescent with short, branched hairs; stigma short, subconical; seeds c. 1 mm long, oblong.

    Fl. Per.: March-May.

    Type: Iran, Bukhara, Lehmann (LE).

    Distribution: Turcomania, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.

    Differs from the previous species by its slightly smaller flowers, usually very circinate siliquae. M. multisiliqua Vas. with many, 20-40 mm long, ± erect siliquae is only a form of this species.


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