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Sulaimania otostegioides (Prain) Hedge & Rech. f. in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 150: 345, t. 311, p.346, f. B. 1982.

I.C. Hedge

  • Moluccella otostegioides Prain

    Stems 50-80 cm, stiff, with long internodes, with few leaves below, ± leafless above, acutely quadrangular. Leaves c. 2040 x 5 mm, attenuate into a subabsent petiole, apically spinulose. Verticillasters clearly distant, 3-5. Bracts 3-partite, equal in length to calyx, ending in rigid spines. Calyx pale green; tube c. 6.5 mm; limb of 7-9 spreading spiny teeth of unequal length, longest c. length of tube, ± horizontally spreading. Corolla white; tube c. 7-8 mm; upper lip linear-oblong, 8-9 mm, entire.

    Type: [Pakistan D5/6] Sulaiman range in Zam defile leading to Waziristan, 3500 ft, J. L. Stewart (E!, K!).

    Distribution: Endemic.

    Some of the specimens and localities cited by R. R. Stewart (l.c.) do not refer to Sulaimania. Gatherings with fully mature nutlets are a desideratum.


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