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Cymbolaena griffithii (A.Gray)Wagenitz in Oesterr. Bot. Z. 119: 402. 1971; Holub in P. H. Davis, Fl. Turkey 5: 114. 1975; Wagenitz in Rech.f. Fl. Iran. 145: 13. 1980. (Fig. 32, A-F).

  • Cymbolaena longifolia (Boiss. & Reut.) Smoljan.
  • Micropus longifolius Boiss.& Reut.
  • Stylocline griffithii A.Gray

    Annuals with ± appressed greyish tomentum. Primary stem very short, branches procumbent, thus the whole plant usually appressed to the soil. Leaves linear, acute. Glomerules 10-20 mm in diameter, subglobose; phyllaries tomentose, the outer minute, the saccate median in two series from 2-2.5mm (outer series) to c. 4 mm long, the inner ones linear-lanceolate on the back with a protruding yellowish midrib in the basal part, inner phyllaries at fruiting-time divergent and falling off together. Bisexual florets usually 4, 1.3-1.5 mm long. Cypselas 1.2-1.5 mm long, glabrous, brownish, the corolla attached near the apex, with some very decidous 1.5 mm long pappus bristles.

    Fl.Per.: April-October.

    Holotype: Afghanistan, Griffith 3221 (GH), Isotype (K!).

    An Irano-Turanian element, grows between 1200-1800 m as a weed; Distribution: Same as that of the genus.


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