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Rosularia adenotricha subsp. chitralica G. R. Sarwar
[subsp. nov.]

Calycis 1/4 longitudino petalis.

Flowering stems 5.5-10 cm high, unbranched, deciduous. Calyx lobes 1/4 longer than the petals, oblong, hairy, acute, 1-2 x 0.5-1 mm, shorter than in the type subspecies.

Fl.Per.: May-July.

Holotype: Pakistan, Chitral, Garm Chasma, G. R. Sarwar & S. Omer (KUH).

Grows between 1900-4500 m on rock crevices; Distribution: Pakistan (Chitral, Ziarat, Kohat, Hazara and Kashmir). Endemic to Pakistan.

It is likely to be present in Afghanistan also.

Acknowledgements: We are grateful to the Directors/ Curators of the following herbaria for herbarium and library facilities and for sending the material on loan: BM, E, K, KUH, LINN, RAW and US. We are indebted to Professor H. Ohba (University Museum, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan) for going through the manuscript and offering suggestions for its improvement. We gratefully acknowledge financial support for this publication from the Andrew Mellon Foundation and National Science Foundation (DEB 0103783), Washington, U.S.A. obtained through the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, U.S.A. We are grateful to Professor Peter H. Raven of the Missouri Botanical Garden for his assistance in securing the support. Grateful thanks are due to Professor Zafar Saied Saify, Vice-Chancellor, University of Karachi and Professor M. Qaiser, Chairman, Department of Botany, University of Karachi for providing working facilities to the project and for their understanding and encouragement.


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