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Thlaspi andersonii (Hook. f. & Thorns.) O.E. Schulz in Anzeiger. Akad. Wiss.Wien.,Math-Nat.K1. 43 :98. 1926. in Notizblatt. Bot.Gart.Berlin,9 :1094. 1927; in Engl. & Prantl, l.c. 445.

Thlaspi andersonii

Credit: Shaukat & Azmat

  • Iberidella andersonii Hook. f. & Thorns.

    Perennial, procumbent or ascending, 7-15 cm long, glabrous, subfleshy; branches dimorphic, flowering ones with cordate amplexicaul leaves, the non-flowering ones with spathulate, cuneate or stalked leaves. Radical leaves ± rosulate, spathulate,± stalked, 10-30 mm long, 4-12 mm broad, margin± dentate; cauline leaves of flowering branches ovate-oblong, 5-10 mm long, 4-8 mm broad, auricled at base, amplexicaul. Racemes 15-20-flowered, corymbose, upto 4 cm long in fruit. Flowers 6-7 mm across, white or pinkish; pedicels up to 5 mm long in fruit, glabrous, spreading. Sepals 2-2.5 mm long, c. 1.2 mm broad.Petals 5-6 mm long, c. 2.5 mm broad, oblong-obovate. Stamens c. 2.5 : 3.5 mm long, anthers c. 0.7 mm. Siliculae 6-8 mm long, c. 2 mm broad (excluding style c. 1.5 mm long), elliptic-oblong, not or obscurely winged, apex acute, entire.

    Fl. Per.: May-July.

    Type: N.W. Himalaya, Kumaon, W. Pindari, 3450 m, Strachey & Winterbottom 11 (K).

    Distribution: Himalayas and Pakistan.

    Easily recognized by its dimorphic leaves on different branches, and elliptic acute fruits with a distinct style.

    This and the above 2 species have fruits without (or almost without) wings.


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