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Erophila tenerrima (O.E. Schulz) Jafri, comb. nov.

Erophila tenerrima

Credit: Shaukat & Azmat

  • Draba tenerrima O.E. Schulz
  • Draba tenerrima var. trichocarpa O.E. Schulz

    Annual, small delicate herb, up to 5 cm tall in fruits; stem simple, scapose, erect, filiform. Basal leaves rosulate, few, obovate or oblong-elliptic, 2-8 mm long, 1.5-3.5 mm broad, sessile, entire or 1-dentate, subglabrous or sparsely hairy with minute simple or branched hairs, more conspicuous at the margins. Racemes 3-6 flowered, lax in fruit. Flowers minute, c. 1 mm across, greenish and without petals; pedicels 2-4 mm long in fruit, assending, filiform, glabrous. Sepals C. 1 mm long, somewhat persistent in young fruits. Stamens only 4 (outer 2 suppressed), c. 1 mm long; anthers minute. Siliculae 2.5-4 mm long, 2-2.5 mm broad, obovate-elliptic compressed, apex rounded; valves membranous, obscurely veined, glabrous (rarely sparsely pubescent) ; stigma minute, sessile; septum not veined; seeds 3-5 (-6) in each locule, c. 0.5 mm long, ovate, brown.

    Fl. Per.: June- July.

    Type: Kashmir, W. Koelz 2451 (B, K).

    Distribution: Endemic to Kashmir.

    A tiny delicate species, known from the type gathering only.


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