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Pakistan | Family List | Resedaceae | Ochradenus

Ochradenus aucheri Boiss., Diagn. Pl. Nov. Or. ser. 2. 3(1):50. 1854. Mueller, l.c. 96; M.S. Abdullah, l.c. 53.

  • Homalodiscus aucheri (Boiss.) Boiss.

    Shrub 40-60 cm tall. Stem glabrous, branched, yellowish when mature. Leaves 1.5-6 cm long, 1-2 mm broad, linear. Racemes 10-28 cm long; bracts 2 mm long, deciduous. Pedicel c. 2.5 mm long, twice as long or longer in fruit. Sepals 6, lobes 1-1.5 mm long, obovate. Petals 6, shorter or as long as the sepals, the posterior the largest, the anterior and lateral ones reduced; lobes linear, 1-1.5 mm long, attached to an ovate appendage, c. 1 mm long. Disc c. 3 mm broad, cupular, fleshy, glabrous and surrounding the stamens, Filaments 1-2 mm long. Capsule oblong to ovoid, 1 cm long, 7-8 mm broad, erect, 3-notched at the apex. Seeds c. 1.6 mm long, shiny black, curved.

    Fl.Per.: April-May.

    Type: ‘In regno Mascatensi’ Aucher-Eloy 4178 (K).

    Distribution: S. & E. Iran to Pakistan, Muscat.

    The plant bears resemblance to Ochradenus baccatus Delile, but can be distinguished from it by its larger flowers and capsules and the seeds which are not papillose.


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