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Pakistan | Family List | Goodeniaceae | Scaevola

Scaevola plumierii (Linn.) Vahl, Symb. Bot. 2:36. 1791.

  • Lobelia plumierii Linn.
  • Scaevola lobelia Murr.
  • Scaevola uniflora Stocks

    A small decumbent, branched shrub, 30-50 cm tall. Leaves 2-7.5 cm long, c. 8-35 mm broad, alternate to sub-opposite, elliptic-obovate, gradually tapering to the base, entire, fleshy, glabrous. Inflorescence pedunculate axillary dichasial cyme, tending to become monochasial; peduncle c. 2.5-3.5 cm long. Flowers sessile; bracts c. 4 mm, fleshy. Calyx 1.5-2 mm long, truncate or obscurely and obtusely lobed. Corolla yellowish, tube c. 1.2-1.5 cm long, hairy within; lobes c. 8 mm long, linear-oblong. Drupe globose, smooth, purple, c. l.3 cm in diameter.

    Distribution: Rare in W. Pakistan; India (Bombay, Madras); Ceylon; widely distributed along the African Coast, from Somali Republic to Senegal including Madagascar; U.S.A. Florida, Lower California; Islands in the Gulf of Mexico; West Indies; Bahama Islands; Brazil; Galapagos.

    Not put to any use in W. Pakistan, though it is known to furnish a kind of rice paper.


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