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Torularia dentata (Freyn & Sint.) Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 165. 1960. Hedge in Rech. f., l.c. 325.

Torularia dentata

Credit: Azmat

  • Cryptospora dentata Freyn & Sint.
  • Malcolmia torulose var. contortuplicata O. Kuntze
  • Sisymbrium adpressum Trautv.
  • Sisymbrium trautvetteri Lipsky
  • Torularia adpressa (Trautv.) O.E. Schulz

    Annual, 15-40 cm tall, erect, branched, ± clothed with short, branched hails. Basal leaves rosulate, obovate-oblong, stalked, 30-70 mm long, 6-15 mm broad, sinuate-dentate to subentire; upper leaves oblong-linear, 10-20 mm long, 3-5 mm broad, subdentate to entire. Racemes 20-40-flowered, ebracteate, up to 30 cm long in fruit. Flowers c. 7 mm across, white or pale pinkish; pedicels (1.5-) 2-5 mm long in fruit, thickened, erect, appressed to the axis. Sepals 2-3 mm long. Petals 4-5(-7) mm long, 2(-3) mm broad. Stamens 2.5 : 3.5 mm long; anthers 0.5 mm long. Siliquae 10-25 mm long, 1(-1.5) mm broad erect, often curved or irregularly coiled above, torulose, scabrous with short branched hairs; style c. 1 mm long with a depressed subretuse stigma; septum membranous; seeds 5-8 in each locule, c. 1.5(-2) mm long, ellipsoid.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Type: Turcomania, Ashkabad, Sintenis 54 c. (LE).

    Distribution: Turcomania, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Fruits are short and in young stages resemble those of Tetracme but without apical horns. Torularia teracmoides (Boiss. & Hausskn.) Schulz, an Iraqi species, with smaller flowers and fruits, is very closely allied to this species. Kazmi 1973 (cited above) is very similar to it but the flowers are slightly larger.


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