2. Nonea turcomanica M. Popov., In, Spiske Rast. Herb. Fl. URSS. no. 3575. 1953. in Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 19:330.1953; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:249.1967; Kazmi, l.c. 675.
YASIN J. NASIR
Annual up .to 30 cm or more tall, branched, pubescent-hairy; shorter hairs weak, less than 0.5 mm long, intermixed with stouter longer ones with swollen bases. Leaves ± spathulate to lanceolate or oblanceolate, 35-45 x 7-13 mm, denticulate, hairy on both surfaces with short weak hairs. Inflorescence lax, up to 11 cm long. Flowers white, subsessile, bracteate; bracts leafy but smaller. Pedicels up to 2 mm long. Calyx 7 mm long, ½ partite, accrescent and up to 10 mm in fruit, hairy; longer hairs, setose and few; lobes linear lanceolate. Corolla 8 mm long, slightly zygomorphic, tube c. 6 mm long, lobes obtuse, minutely crenulate; annulus hairy; scales hairy. Anthers c. 1.8 mm long, attached c. 4.5 mm from corolla base. Stigma 2-fid. Nutlets 2.5 mm broad, transversely ovoid, brown, back ± rugulose, minutely puberulous; basal ring with smooth raised collar c. 1 mm high.
Fl. Per.: March-April.
Type: Turcomania: In ditione Aschchabad, prope stationem experimentation prope pagum. Bagir, ad margine agrorum, Nikitin 3575 (isotype LE).
Distribution: Iran, Turkestan, Afghanistan, Kurram (Pakistan).
Reportedly collected by Rechinger from Parachinar (Riedl, l.c. 249). The above description is based on the isotype. Similar to Nonea edgeworthii, but differing in the smaller nutlet with a smooth basal ring.