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Triumfetta pilosa Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 223. 1821. Masters in Hook. f., l.c. 394. 1874; Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 1:179. 1893; Sprague & Hutch. in Journ. Linn. Soc. 39:273. 1909; Bamber, l.c. 240; Collett, Fl. Simi. 63. 1921; Parker, l.c. 53; Cooke, l.c. 156.

Vern. Nichardi.

  • Triumfetta guazumaefolia Bojer
  • Triumfetta oblongata Link.

    Perennial, basally woody, c. 1.5 m tall herb. Stem tuberculate, sparingly covered with bulbous based, yellowish-brown, stellate or simple patent hairs or glabrescent. Leaves 5-costate, narrowly ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, 5-12.5 cm long, 1.3-4.5 cm broad, stellate hairy on both sides, acuminate at the apex, sub-cordate or obtuse at the base, coarsely serrate; petiole 1-3 (-5) cm long, pilose; stipules linear-lanceolate, 8-10 mm long, acute, pilose. Inflorescence a many flowered, axillary or antiphyllous short peduncled cyme. Flowers yellow, c. 1 cm across, pedicel c. 2-3 mm long, densely hairy. Sepals lorate, 9-10 mm long, cucul┬Člate and minutely awned at the apex, stellate hairy outside. Petals narrowly oblanceolate, 7-8 mm long, obtuse, hairy at the base. Stamens mostly 10, as long as petals. Carpels 4; ovary globose, 4-loculed, hairy; style subulate, 7-8 mm long, stigma 4-lobed. Capsule subglobose, densely tomentose, 1.1-1.3 cm long, 1.2-1.4 cm in diameter including 6-8 mm long, uncinate spines with patent hairs all round. Seeds dark brown, shining, planoconvex.

    Fl. Per.: June-November.

    Type: Described from India.

    Distribution: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Malaya, China and tropical Africa.

    The plant has not yet been collected from our area but may occur in the sub-himalayan tract and from Ravi eastwards (fide Parker, l.c.) in the N.E. of Pakistan (Punjab).


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