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6. Arnebia fimbriopetala Stocks in Hook., J. Bot. and Kew. Gard. Misc. 3:180. 1851. Boiss., Fl. Or. 4:205.1875; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:157.1967; Kazmi, l.c. 495.


  • Arnebia bungei Boiss.
  • Arnebia fimbriopetala var. bungei (Boiss.) Riedl
  • Lithospermum bungei (Boiss.) I. M. Johnston
  • Lithospermum fimbriopetalum (Stocks) I. M. Johnston

    A ± erect branched annual. Roots staining purplish. Stem and branches with thin antrorsc hairs up to 1.6 mm long, some arising from a bulbous base. Basal leaves 25-45 x 4-7 mm, cauline smaller, lanceolate, obtuse, entire to ± revolute, midrib impressed above, both surfaces antrorsely hairy. Inflorescence simple, up to 8 cm long, dense flowered. Flowers heterostylous, bracteate; bracts leaf like, up to 12 mm long, ciliate. Pedicels up to 1 mm long. Calyx 5-partite, antrorsely hairy; hairs thin, arising from a swollen base; lobes lanceolate-obtuse. Corolla yellow, vinous to the outside; tube 15-18 mm long; limb 10-15 mm broad, the lobes fimbriate. Styles slender, forked. Long styles subexerted. Anthers ± 2 mm long, those from long styled flowers attached 2/3 rd from the corolla tube base. Stigmas 2, compressed. Nutlets c. 3 mm long, broadly ovoid, beaked, rugose-tuberculate, yellowish-green.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Type: Upper Baluchistan, Stocks 977 (K).

    Distribution: Iran, Afghanistan, Baluchistan (Pakistan).

    Variable as to the plant size. Can be easily distinguished by the fimbriate petals. Found up to 1800 m.


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